What is the F1 halo and how does it save lives?

THE HALO cockpit has been part and parcel of F1 for the last few seasons – for good reason. It helped save Lewis Hamilton from serious injury after he crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix last year. And his mother was quick to point out that the halo – which wasn’t a feature of the cars six years ago but was being worked on by the FIA – had ‘saved Romain’s life’. The halo was introduced back in 2018 and is an added safety feature now included on all F1 cars, acting as a titanium ring of protection around the driver’s cockpit. The halo was still visible after Grosjean’s horror crash. “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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