What is halo in F1? Cockpit system explained which saved Lewis Hamilton from serious injury at Italian GP

THE HALO cockpit has been part and parcel of F1 for the last four seasons. The halo was introduced back in 2018 and is an added safety feature now included on all F1 cars, acting as titanium ring of protection around the driver’s cockpit. He said: “I think we’re moving towards a closed cockpit, I think that would look better, there’s some real great concepts online of a closed cockpit. The sturdily-built halo is designed to take the full force of impact first, protecting the drivers head from serious injury. “His car, the cockpit, I don’t know what Gs he pulled, but I’m just so grateful that the halo worked.

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