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Looking at the pics on
looks like a few teams (Williams, Ferrari etc) have some form of aero
on the halo. Am I seeing that right?
Yes. If you were to follow Marc Priestleys youtube channel you'd know this
The halo cuts peripheral vision below zero. Should make for great wheel
to wheel launches.
"Below zero". Less than nothing? Negative? Hyperbole much?
From what the drivers are saying, they almost don't notice it's there.
From my layman's perspective, it doesn't appear to interfere with views to
the left or the right, there's no blockage to the front apparent from
the in car views.
Complete damp squib. Of course, at some point some driver will blame the
halo for a crash, that's inevitable. Whether it will be factually correct
is another matter altogether.
Really good vision was lost years ago when helmets became more enclosed,
drivers started sitting lower and lower in the cockpit and the foam covers
over their shoulders were put in place. Net benefit on safety is positive.
I did hear Jolien Palmer talking on R5L about hating it, and I can see why
in principle it is objected to. And I can see that it doesn't prevent some
of the most recent injuries (Massa and Bianchi in particular). But its here
to stay now I reckon, and I'm not entirely sure that F1 loses much as a