user icon

FIA to listen to drivers before Halo introduction

  • Published on 26 Nov 2016 14:41
  • comments 0
  • By: Dominik Wilde

The FIA will listen to drivers before deciding whether to introduce the controversial 'Halo' cockpit protection concept in 2018.

Although the Grand Prix Drivers' Association claimed that the device was unanimously supported, a number of drivers have spoke of their concerns.

In another bid to persuade drivers,the FIA delivered another presentation showcasing the benefits of the head protection device.

"Even this morning I was opposed," Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz said in Abu Dhabi, "but then we were shown the video and I thought Halo is not so bad."

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports that it will be introduced in 2018 if the majority of driver back the idea.

Red Bull's Christian Horner said: "Only the drivers who have a contract for 2018 should be asked. Why would you ask Massa or Button?"

When asked for his opinion, Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat said: "F1 is watched by millions of fans so it's an issue of great importance for the sport.

"The final decision will still be taken by the FIA, but they want to hear the opinion of the drivers."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team McLaren
  • Points 37
  • Podiums 1
  • Grand Prix 71
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 19 1980 (41)
  • Place of b. Frome, Somerset, GB
  • Weight 72 kg
  • Length 1.82 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar