The FIA has reached a “very positive” settlement to the legal row over its Halo safety system, president Mohammed Ben Sulayem told its annual general assembly.
Zhou Guanyu believes his car’s roll structure gave way in his huge Silverstone crash because the impact exceeded the crash test limit.
The FIA’s decision to introduce the halo into F1 five years ago prompted fury. But last weekend it was again credited with saving the life of more than one driver.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Charles Leclerc’s Spa crash convinced him that F1 needs Halo, but he still believes its aesthetics must be improved.
FIA president Jean Todt described criticisms of the Halo as “childish” and defended the decision to introduce what he believes is a potentially life-saving innovation.
Fernando Alonso and FIA president Jean Todt have supported the idea of using Formula One’s Halo to help fans identify who is driving each car.
Jolyon Palmer has strongly rejected Sebastian Vettel’s claim the vast majority of drivers want to see the Halo head protection system introduced.
Sebastian Vettel says Formula One should introduce the Halo driver protection device even if it makes the cars less attractive.
Hamilton called Halo F1’s “worst looking mod” and Hulkenberg believes the sport needs risk but Rosberg strongly backed the new safety device.
Kimi Raikkonen says the Halo driver head protection device he tested this morning did not cause any significant visibility problems.
Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap time seen so far in testing after running the new Halo head protection device for the first time.
Ferrari is testing a version of the FIA’s planned head protection system at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Plans for higher-performance F1 cars and increased driver head protection next season have taken a step forward.