US News Strong enough for two elephants: "Halo" cockpit protection

08:25  30 november  2020
08:25  30 november  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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But after two years of development, not everyone agrees on the “ halo ” F1 decided to go with. So, the FIA decided to enlighten us with all of the reasons why it chose this strange Most of us can agree that Formula One needs some sort of cockpit protection on its historically open race cars.

THE new system is a halo -shaped protection around the drivers cockpit which acts as an extra safety barrier. It will hopefully prevent drivers from getting There is also an issue for fans, who are unable to see the driver with the new halo in place. The Halo Cockpit system improves safety but some F1

Haas driver Romain Grosjean spoke of the "Halo" as his lifesaver after his fire accident at the Formula 1 race in Bahrain. But what is that exactly?

Mitarbeiter der Rennstrecke löschen das brennende Auto von Romain Grosjean. © Brynn Lennon / Pool Getty / dpa employees of the race track extinguish Romain Grosjean's burning car.

The "Halo" is a cockpit protection that has been mandatory in Formula 1 since 2018. It is a titanium bar weighing around seven kilograms, which is stretched in a ring over the driver's head in the cockpit and fastened in the middle with a strut.

The "halo", as it is translated from English, is intended to protect the driver from larger parts flying around. Its introduction had been decided by the world association Fia against criticism. Grosjean himself was not among the proponents.

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Back then, the drivers had to prove in a test that they were able to drive the car in seven seconds despite the design to leave. Grosjean escaped the flames unaided on Sunday.

According to the Fia, the "halo" has to withstand the weight of two African elephants (around twelve tons for two male animals) and a full suitcase that is fired at 225 km / h.

The “Halo” was introduced in response to serious accidents. The Brazilian Felipe Massa was seriously injured in the head by a metal spring in Hungary in 2009. He had to end the season early and was not able to race again until 2010. In 2009, 18-year-old Henry Surtees was fatally hit in Formula 2 by a flying tire at Brands Hatch.

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