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Mandatory 'Halo' device to cost up to EUR 24,000

  • Published on 27 Sep 2017 11:58
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

F1 teams are surprised about the high cost of the controversial 'Halo' safety devices that are mandatory for 2018. Although unpopular among many drivers, fans and insiders, the partial cockpit cover must be fitted to every car from next year.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports that, at present, three external companies have applied to the FIA to be able to supply Halo to the teams. "Those who meet the requirements can then sell Halo to F1, Formula 2 and Formula E teams," the magazine claims.

But a big issue will be price, with insiders reporting that a single Halo will cost somewhere between EUR 13,000 and 24,000. "It will be expensive," confirmed Force India technical boss Andy Green. "We not only have to order Halos for the cars, but also for the FIA load tests." (GMM)

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  • HEINZ

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    It would be interesting to know how many FIA members or their relatives are shareholders on those companies...

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    • Sep 27 2017 - 15:17
  • f1dave

    Posts: 773

    EUR 24,000 for a mini roll bar ? Oh, wait it's F1.

    How many of these will the teams be allowed per season before grid penalties are handed out?

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    • Sep 27 2017 - 18:07

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