2016 Brazilian Grand Prix – HALO View With Marcus Ericsson – Sauber F1 Team – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Sauber have given a novel perspective on the proposed Halo safety system using a 360-degree camera.
This image created by the team gives a new view how the safety structure could reduce visibility for drivers.
However the FIA is keen to introduce a new safety structure along the lines of Halo to improve head protection. Plans to introduce Halo for 2017 have been scrapped, but new head protection of some form could arrive in 2018.
Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson tested the device during first practice at Interlagos. Team mate Felipe Nasr used Halo for the first time two weeks ago in Mexico.
2016 F1 season
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- F1’s TV audience decline stopped in 2016
- Brawn among key F1 hires announced by Liberty
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