Mercedes has released the first video revealing an F1 driver’s eye view from the cockpit with the Halo installed in a 2018 F1 car.
Valtteri Bottas drove the team’s new W09 at Silverstone with a visor cam fitted. He said afterwards that the Hao didn’t cause any visibility problems.
“It was actually OK,” he said. “No Halo or Halo you can definitely spot the difference. But once we have it there, we’re running it all the time and it is fixed, it is what it is.”
“For me honestly in those laps it wasn’t causing any issues for more, no problem with visibility or anything like that.”
Bottas said the Halo does present a new problem for drivers getting into and out of the car.
“It is more difficult, definitely,” he said, “it take a bit more time but with practice we definitely will get better at it.”
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“At least now it’s a proper Halo, before we were using mock-ups Halos and you can’t really lean on those and grab those. This one is strong enough to grab it and get out.”
2018 F1 season
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