that looks so bad. and not in a good way.Jef Patat wrote: ↑Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:00 pmIt's a beauty isn't it...
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Vettel mentioned he got dizzy from it, probably because of the curved shape which deforms the view. not good news at all.
i'm all positive for keeping cars full open-cockpit and perhaps there are more solutions to be found in the helmet, though that too has it's limits.
still the problem here is that the bianchi crash above all moved this caravan. despite the fact that this would not have changed anything, at all for bianchi's outcome - it might have made it worse even. bianchi's death was the result of abrupt decelleration against an nearly immovable object. no matter what you do to protect the head of the driver, if you plow a f1 car 200kph+ into a concrete wall nose first, no decelleration, it will be fatal.
and above all, none of it would have happened if the race was redflagged for too dangerous driving conditions atleast 5 laps before like it really should have.
the absolute truth is that the responsibility for Bianchi's death was and is Charlie Whiting. there is no denying it, no matter how some 'intern' investigation of the FIA offcourse would claim otherwise. I think if a completely independant crime scene investigation team would have thoroughly investigated the situation, Whiting should have been charged with guilty of manslaughter. for that though, bianchi should have perished right there, right then. but well, that's another discussion and another issue where justice will never be served unfortunately.
still, it doesn't take away that this is an unneccesary solution.
be it that it will be implemented one day, then so be it, but don't do it half-baked.
i like the suggestion above that it needs implementation rather than slap-on, like the cams and t-bars.
F1 needs to change these things thoroughly and start re-baking it all. implement camera's the right way, not hideous slap-on things. and so with this thing.
just pay for a thorough professional investigation on how to implement a aeroscreen/halo like device - especially the example of the OP, and build a modern F1 car around it. step away from 30 years of similar design, open up for atleast some change.
do research on making a safety cell with frontal head protection, make it as light as possible, and as small as possible, and as narrow as possible, but make several ideas. from narrow and long and tall, to wider/thicker and shorter and lower. there's so much possibility. it would also open up nose designs, aero designs, wing designs.
basically, have a safety cell and have the ability of the engine connected behind it and done. let the rest be total artistic and technical engineering freedom.
including design excersizes with wings and without wings.
with bigger rim sizes or similar rim sizes.
with ground effects or not.
with or without airboxes.
and do a thorough calculation on costs and implementation costs.
find the solution that has the most potential for development, competitiveness, and cost effective. cheapest is not the best per sé, but most expensive neither is.