F1 recently put Ferrari's Halo cockpit protection device on hold after it decided it needed more testing. But if you ask Lewis Hamilton, the Halo is ready to be used right now.
that after testing it out during practice this week, Hamilton said he'd be willing to keep the device on his car instead of waiting until next year.
"Apart from getting in, which is a lot different, I don't really notice much difference," he told reporters. "I could run it this weekend, no problem, if they allowed it."
That doesn't mean the aesthetics have won him over, though. He just see thinks the safety improvement is worth it.
"It definitely doesn't look good, but when we go back to that 17% [safety improvement], it's still better than nothing," Hamilton said.
Considering he was one of the most outspoken critics of the Halo when it was originally shown off, his endorsement could be an important part in finally bringing cockpit protection to F1.