At a special press conference before the start of the racing weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix FIA representatives told about the benefits and features of the system of protection of the head “halo”, which will be introduced in Formula 1 in 2018.
The journalists gathered in the press center of the Hungaroring showed on television how the device will look like from the cockpit, as well as the process of evacuation of the rider from the car in case of an accident.
“The press reported that “halo” is able to withstand the weight of 15 times the weight of the machine, writes Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft. – During tests in 15 of the 17 conducted experiments, the system has served its purpose. Revolution in the case of machine will be enough space that the driver was able to get out of the cockpit.
I asked Charlie Whiting about the opinion of fans who don’t like the look of the concept, and he said that in 2018, the “halo” will look different compared to the test version. Will have the opportunity to Refine aerodynamics”.
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