The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen said that, like many of his colleagues, voted against the introduction of the protection of the head “halo” in the Formula 1 in the near future.
According to Dane, the concept does not fit the F1 and would not have saved Jules Bianchi in crash at Grand Prix of Japan in 2014.
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“I voted against it. In my opinion, this is contrary to the basics of Formula 1, – said Magnussen in an interview with Danish newspaper BT. – Of course, the use of “halo” will reduce the risk of injury in case of contact with the cockpit wheel or chip from another machine. But I think first you need to pay attention to the large number of other aspects of security.
What happened with Jules, is a real tragedy. However, to a certain extent it was a coincidence. Formula 1 should learn the lessons from what happened, but the “halo” would not have saved Bianchi”.
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