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Ricciardo to trial ‘halo’ at Belgian Grand Prix

Ricciardo to trial ‘halo’ at Belgian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz will not be the only F1 drivers trying the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection device in Belgian Grand Prix Friday practice.

It has emerged that the Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo – an outed opponent of the safety-oriented concept – will also be using Halo at Spa-Francorchamps, ahead of its potential mandatory debut in 2018.

Ferrari and Red Bull have already tested the device in practice sessions this season but Red Bull say they prefer their aeroscreen idea, effectively a mini-windscreen which others have said is not yet safe enough.

“It feels like they’ve listened to us – after Germany, we said that we should all try it, give it a try and give our opinion,” Sainz said. “And it’s good that we drivers are running it tomorrow.”

There are worries over driver visibility, especially during elevation changes, meaning the famous up-and-down track at Spa offers a great opportunity for trying it out.

Rosberg to trial ‘halo’ at Belgian Grand Prix

Rosberg to trial ‘halo’ at Belgian Grand Prix

“I think it’s the ideal track to check it out, because, at the end, it’s a visibility test,” Sainz added.

“And here, through Eau Rouge, is where you really need to feel whether it’s compromised or not.”

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