Today, Formula One officials confirmed the sport will be implementing a halo cockpit protection device for the 2018 season. The halo setup is a three pronged hoop that sits above the driver seat, meant to protect against flying objects and mitigate crash impacts. The news comes just after the second anniversary of Jules Bianchi's death, caused by a collision with a track emergency vehicle at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
According to , Formula One's strategy group decided yesterday to implement the halo design for next season rather than the shield-style protection device tested by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel last week. We have a feeling his slight dizziness might've had something to do with the group's decision to go with the halo.
The halo setup first made its debut back in March of 2016 during a test with Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen. The debut gave us an idea of what the driver's view will look like with the design in place.
Seems like that'll take a little getting used to. Still, it's better than no protection at all.