Happy to say I have happily been proven wrong and will use this as proof that my armchair analysis is of no value to the sport!PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:36 pmAha! First one!SiLo wrote: ↑Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:56 amThis still feels like a knee-jerk reaction to Bianchi's death. The sport is dangerous, the drivers know that and I'm pretty sure they accept it every time they get in the car otherwise they would be sitting at home watching on TV like the rest of us.
9 out of 10 teams said no to it, and they pushed it through anyway? Good work FIA
I'm picking out the naysayers in the thread.
I hope i wasnt one of them though...
I was wrong, I no longer notice the Halo. And now know that it's a needed bit of kit. On the weekend that the Aresnal v Wolves game had much criticism about a clash of heads, its great that F1 can say that we saved a life because of this piece of gear. Its not perfect, its pretty near close to it however.ESPImperium wrote: ↑Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:04 pmIve always wondered why the central section isn't taken away for two smaller less obtrusive (but still structurally strong enough) pillars don't come down and join on as part of the wing mirrors mounts?
If it was like this, i think it would get a nod form me as it would be much better looking for me, however still grotesque in the terms of the look of a F1 car.
So they will reduce weight by material and process. No new design...johnny comelately wrote:https://racer.com/2022/05/23/new-lighte ... -for-2024/
The American version of the halo has this latest design, manufacture development
With generative design and additive manufacuring they have achieved about a 32% weight reduction
I think they made the point that it would evolve from the initial design. Also, if mounting points are the same, new Halo version could be backwards compatible. Just thinner/lighter/stronger.hollus wrote: ↑Mon May 30, 2022 2:54 pmBut hadn't F1 made the point that the exact same halo could be mounted into F2 and F3 cars?
What you suggest would make the exact same halo now present in an F2 car appear like a cheap, less safe option.
What you suggest would make F1 cars safer and faster, and increase visivility toards and from the cockpit.
... nah, we'll take the image value instead.
By the way, are there any reports of a halo deforming too much, or cracking, or having any other type of fault? I get the impression that the think is now several times stronger than it needs to be, which is a good thing, but maybe removes any incentive to redesign it. this has been accepted, proven in battle... if it ain't broke...