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Todt suggests coloured Halo for championship leader

  • Published on 04 Sep 2017 11:01
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  • By: Sam Gale

FIA president has suggested that to make the Halo more special has somewhat ridiculously claimed that the leader of the championship should have a different colour to differentiate that driver. In the same interview he also claimed that people were warming to the Halo device, claiming he heard no criticism when it was announced for next years Formula 2 cars.

The Halo safety device that will be introduced for next season in Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula E and has been highly controversial because of the lack of knowledge about whether they will actually prevent accidents and whether it will hinder safe driving in terms of vision and speedily exiting the car.

Todt however believes that people are warming to the device and its introduction, seemingly deaf to all the criticism that is still coming at the Halo. He and the FIA seem to be determined to introduce a new form of head protection for next season regardless of all criticism, with Todt claiming: "That is why we need responsible people leading the sport"

He said on the matter of the Halo: "When I announced that we will introduce Halo for the 2018 season of Formula E, there was no criticism. And also with the introduction of Halo for Formula 2 next year I hear no negative comments. This shows that people already getting used to it.

"I've heard an idea I like -- that we should give the championship leader a Halo in a special colour, however, I have also heard that some teams have already sold the space on the Halo to sponsors."

 

Sam Gale

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  • Harryw

    Posts: 107

    Fool leading FIA. Decision has been made purely on political correctness ground. Real concern over safety. Drivers claiming it inpeads their view and makes it harder to get out quickly. Fans think it looks ugly. Also it prevents a tiny percentage of accidents too. Ridiculous

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    • Sep 4 2017 - 11:59
    • You missing the whole point, they can make it yellow for the championship leader, just because cycling. I mean it would be great to know who is leading if we ignore the drivers numbers, their unique helmet designs, their names and then assume everybody are idiots.

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      • Sep 4 2017 - 12:06
  • FatMike

    Posts: 153

    oeee cool and one with disco sprinkles for the youngest driver and lets not forget a red halo for the driver with most penalty points (yes i mean you Torpedo Dani;))

    seriously its a dumb idea to liveup the whole halo thing. Lets have the thing be there for the safety it implies to improve and have it on the car in the color of the teams livery. No one really wants to see more of that thing than needed

    • + 1
    • Sep 4 2017 - 14:53
  • Its not necessarily abad idea. If we need halos, why not make the best of them?

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    • Sep 4 2017 - 19:02
    • We don't need halos. No injury or death would have been prevented in Formula 1 if this crap had been implemented 25 years ago. It's a disgrace. This idea is just trying to put lipstick on a pig and trying to make a big deal out of it.

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      • Sep 5 2017 - 17:54
    • Funny, people used to say that about seatbelts.

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      • Sep 7 2017 - 17:06
  • Gotta have bling, 2017 the year of the RGB.

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    • Sep 6 2017 - 05:46

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