What is halo in F1? Cockpit system explained which saved Romain Grosjean from serious injury at Bahrain GP

THE HALO cockpit has been part and parcel of F1 for the last three seasons – and proved its worth at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Haas driver Romain Grosjean slammed into the barriers in a terrifying 140mph fireball crash, with the halo deemed the reason he was able to escape with his life. Safety is paramount in Formula One and sadly down the years some haven’t been as lucky as Grosjean. 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. “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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