FIA confirms Halo system for use in 2018 FIA Formula One world championship
The FIA has announced that all Formula One cars will be fitted with the Halo cockpit protection system for the 2018 season. The safety system has been designed to reduce the risk of injury from debris or other objects striking the driver’s head, and was trialled by a number of teams during Grand Prix practice sessions last year.
“Following the unanimous agreement of the [Formula One] Strategy Group, in July 2016, to introduce additional frontal protection for Formula One and the repeated support from the drivers, the FIA confirms the introduction of the Halo for 2018,” the FIA said in a statement.
The FIA added that the support of teams would enable the design to be enhanced further. “Having developed and evaluated a large number of devices over the past five years, it had become clear that the Halo presents the best overall safety performance,” it said.