Originally developed as a way to better protect drivers during races, Ferrari's halo-style system looked like it was headed to F1 for the 2017 season. But then it was pushed back to 2018 over concerns it needed more testing. Now, it looks like we won't see cockpit protection in 2018, either.
, the introduction of the halo has been delayed again. But this time, it wasn't the FIA that rejected it. It was the drivers. They reportedly voted against the system for another year. All 22 F1 drivers were polled, and of the 16 that responded, seven drivers were against the halo, five were for it, and four were undecided.
The report goes on to say that the halo may not even be the system that's eventually implemented. Drivers and fans both dislike how the halo looks, despite the fact that it outperformed Red Bull's alternative, a canopy-style system. The FIA is said to be looking into additional options, potentially borrowing something similar to what IndyCar has in development.