Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff believes that the security of the cockpit “halo” has no place on the F1 car.
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“It’s a terrible design, – said Toto in an interview with ESPN. – This system has brought to the command briefing and shown. This is a huge and very heavy piece of metal that is totally foreign object on the F1 car. If I had the opportunity, I would abandon it.
But we need to enhance the safety of riders. If this design will help to save lives, then we need it. Perhaps in the future we will be able to find a more aesthetically appealing option.
“Aura” does not greatly affect the aerodynamics: with all the bolts and nuts he weighs about 10 lbs. nevertheless this construction is located on the highest point of the machine. Thus, the center of gravity shifts forward, so you need to make some adjustments”.
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