Alex Wurz

F1 Drivers’ Association surprised by Halo postponement

F1 Drivers' Association surprised by Halo postponement

F1 Drivers’ Association surprised by Halo postponement

Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz says that, he is surprised following F1 Strategy Group’s decision to postpone the introduction of the Halo to 2018.

On Thursday the F1 Strategy Group FIA unanimously voted against introducing the Halo design for 2017 Formula 1.

Several F1 teams have tested the wishbone shaped device this season, and after a presentation to drivers at the Hungarian Grand Prix it was claimed that most wanted to see it installed on cars from 2017 F1 season.

Wurz told Sky Sports F1: “They have started the development on this in 2010 so it’s not just happened overnight and they presented this Halo solution as a workable first go as additional head protection.

“In their opinion it is a better system than anything than anything we have at the moment and this is how it was presented to the drivers just a week ago, so I’m surprised of this U-turn, to go away from what the experts recommend.”

“Already it’s in a design process of the race cars with the technical guides of the teams, to now step away and delay by one year, I’m surprised by that.”

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