Two-time world champion of Formula 1 Mika Hakkinen has spoken out in support of the introduction of the system of protection of the cockpit “halo” in 2018.
“I believe that if there is a possibility to make the sport safer for the drivers, then it is necessary to use the Hakkinen edition F1Passion. – I don’t think “halo” will negatively affect the entertainment or the perception of the fans. Personally for me it’s a sign that Formula 1 is committed to be at the forefront of technological innovation, an important part of which is security.”
Also two-time world champion urged to refrain from criticizing the new owners of Formula 1 and to be patient.
“From its inception, Liberty Media was very active – this applies both to events on the track and beyond,’ said Finn. The sport needs to change, but they will not happen overnight, so have patience. But I’m optimistic. They have assembled a good team to Formula 1 is guaranteed to have retained the status as a leading racing championship for drivers and fans.”
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