Connect with us

2018 F1

FIA to study Halo after Leclerc Spa incident

Published

on

  • 1
    Share

Supporters of the controversial ‘Halo’ safety innovation say a crash at Spa vindicated the decision to introduce it.

Tyre marks and damage to the Halo was visible on Charles Leclerc’s Sauber after a scary air-borne crash involving Fernando Alonso last Sunday.

Some say the Halo obviously saved the Monaco-born rookie’s life.

“I’ve never been a big fan of Halo, but I have to say I was incredibly happy to have it over my head in this case,” said Leclerc.

Alonso agreed: “Not that we needed proof, but this accident shows that Halo is a good thing.”

2016 world champion Nico Rosberg declared: “We can end the Halo discussion now. It will save lives.”

And former F1 driver Mika Salo told Finland’s MTV: “The camera footage I saw shows that Halo was the right solution.”

However, FIA race director Charlie Whiting says the discussion about Halo will actually go on.

“To say that a serious injury was prevented would be speculation,” he said. “But it doesn’t take too much imagination to think that the tyre marks on the Halo could have been on Charles’ helmet.”

Whiting said the FIA will now collect all the data from the incident.

“We have countless pictures and recordings, which we will now take a close look at. We will also check if the attachment of the Halo was affected by the impact.

“We want to learn as many lessons as possible from this incident,” he said.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F14 hours ago

Binotto no longer Ferrari technical boss

1ShareMattia Binotto is no longer Ferrari’s technical director. With the ousting of Maurizio Arrivabene, Binotto was promoted from technical boss...

2019 F14 hours ago

Albers would return to F1 as team boss

1ShareChristijan Albers says he would accept an offer to return to Formula 1 as a team boss. The former Minardi...

2019 F14 hours ago

More trouble for 2021 Rio GP

1ShareIt is not smooth sailing for the new Formula 1 track in Rio de Janeiro. Last month, we reported that...

2019 F14 hours ago

Title battle between me and Lewis – Bottas

1ShareValtteri Bottas thinks he is in a head-to-head battle for the 2019 title with his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. After...

2019 F14 hours ago

No regrets about leaving Red Bull

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo says he has no regrets about leaving Red Bull. The Australian stunned the F1 world last year by...

2019 F14 hours ago

Vettel enduring difficult period – Prost

1ShareSebastian Vettel is struggling through a “very difficult period”. That is the view of F1 legend Alain Prost, who today...

2019 F13 days ago

McLaren cannot win unless F1 changes – Seidl

1ShareAndreas Seidl says McLaren cannot return to title-winning form unless Formula 1 changes. The German, who arrives from Porsche’s Le...

2019 F13 days ago

Alonso says F1 still not attractive enough

1ShareFernando Alonso has played down speculation that he is pushing for a return to Formula 1. The Spaniard, who quit...

2019 F14 days ago

Alfa Romeo confirms designer Resta’s exit

1ShareThe path is clear for Simone Resta to return to Ferrari as chief designer. Alfa Romeo has now confirmed Resta’s...

2019 F14 days ago

Vettel should be Leclerc’s number 2 – Baldisserri

1ShareFerrari should consider making Sebastian Vettel the ‘number 2’ driver behind Charles Leclerc. That is the view of former highly-experienced...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media