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New 2018 car revealed equipped with Halo

  • 31 Aug 2017 13:37
  • comments 9
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Today at Monza, the 2018 Formula 2 car was launched, equipped with the controversial Halo. The safety device has become mandatory in the feeder series as well as Formula 1 for next year. The chassis is called the F2/18, replacing the previously used GP2/11.

Powering the cars will be a 3.4-litre V6 engine, designed by Mecachrome. Currently, the cars run with a V8 engine. The biggest talking point from the reveal will be the Halo, which has caused a stir in the motorsport paddock in recent months.

 


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  • Beautiful car with this cheap and nasty looking walking ring attachment. I know most racing drivers are big babies but this is going too far.

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 14:09
  • JoeGreen84

    Posts: 30

    you know what. i like it. Im not gona be one of these bellends that threatens to stop watching F1 just because of halo rather than supporting something and seeing what happens. The sport is moving forwards and change is inevitable so deal with it.

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 14:54
  • Pherocks

    Posts: 530

    it will not make me stop watching F1, but just like the sounds are taken away from us and make it sound like F3 instead of F1 this just hurts the sexy looks of the cars.

    If you are an F1 driver you know the risks involved, dont like it ? stay in F2 / F3 or some other racing league.

    Horrible visual look and horrible sounds is just making F1 look like a clown devision instead of the king of kings devision.

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 15:13
  • Freguz

    Posts: 159

    The halo makes it look very safe even for small infants, how can it be wrong? :-)

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 15:28
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    Why does the halo always look like a bad bolt-on kit from Taiwan that you ordered on ebay while being slightly drunk?
    I'm not fond of the concept in general, but I wouldn't mind so much of it was integrated nicely with the design of the car.

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 16:11
    • JoeGreen84

      Posts: 30

      my guessing being a safety critical component it can be manufactured to a specific strength across the board. I know the cars have to pass FIA crash tests and all that jazz but with the drivers head directly behind it they need parity between the teams

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      • Aug 31 2017 - 16:31
  • Really doesnt bother me too much.

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 19:24
  • RogerF1

    Posts: 394

    Reminds me of the pull down retainers on theme park rides.

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    • Sep 1 2017 - 00:08


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