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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:38 pm 
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moby wrote:
I know it probably shows I have a warped sense of perspective, but after thinking my first reaction of well, maybe the Halo does not look as bad as I feared, I wondered has anyone here seen a driver get in or out with it on?

Where do they put their feet? It needs a step like a plane.


Its also nice to see someone stick with tradition and not change the livery 'just for the sake of it' or to sell lots of new jackets.

Bottas' onboard footage looked awful with the halo blocking half of the visuals.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:55 pm 
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pokerman wrote:
moby wrote:
I know it probably shows I have a warped sense of perspective, but after thinking my first reaction of well, maybe the Halo does not look as bad as I feared, I wondered has anyone here seen a driver get in or out with it on?

Where do they put their feet? It needs a step like a plane.


Its also nice to see someone stick with tradition and not change the livery 'just for the sake of it' or to sell lots of new jackets.

Bottas' onboard footage looked awful with the halo blocking half of the visuals.



Thinking on it, We drive road cars alright with screen wipers on?

I still don't like the halo mind.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:01 pm 
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moby wrote:
pokerman wrote:
moby wrote:
I know it probably shows I have a warped sense of perspective, but after thinking my first reaction of well, maybe the Halo does not look as bad as I feared, I wondered has anyone here seen a driver get in or out with it on?

Where do they put their feet? It needs a step like a plane.


Its also nice to see someone stick with tradition and not change the livery 'just for the sake of it' or to sell lots of new jackets.

Bottas' onboard footage looked awful with the halo blocking half of the visuals.



Thinking on it, We drive road cars alright with screen wipers on?

I still don't like the halo mind.

I was thinking more of how it would come across on the telly, maybe they can have an onboard were we don't see it?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 pm 
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pokerman wrote:
moby wrote:
pokerman wrote:
moby wrote:
I know it probably shows I have a warped sense of perspective, but after thinking my first reaction of well, maybe the Halo does not look as bad as I feared, I wondered has anyone here seen a driver get in or out with it on?

Where do they put their feet? It needs a step like a plane.


Its also nice to see someone stick with tradition and not change the livery 'just for the sake of it' or to sell lots of new jackets.

Bottas' onboard footage looked awful with the halo blocking half of the visuals.



Thinking on it, We drive road cars alright with screen wipers on?

I still don't like the halo mind.

I was thinking more of how it would come across on the telly, maybe they can have an onboard were we don't see it?


They could easily mount several cams in the 'hoop' forward, backward, and either side.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:45 pm 
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I dare say that would undermine the structural integrity of the halo.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:48 am 
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moby wrote:
I wondered has anyone here seen a driver get in or out with it on?

Where do they put their feet? It needs a step like a plane.


According to George Russell "The only thing is getting your leg into the car, it's quite high. But I think most people would just have a step to stand on to get in and out of the car."

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13109 ... ice-busted

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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Ugly as hell - like all the new cars.

A rare occasion... We agree !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Very nice video on the Mercedes. And very forthcoming from the team to share.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Very cool video. Lots of shots you rarely get to see.
It was funny though that they didn't redo the voice over toward the end where you can hear a helicopter in the background. (or at least that's what it sounded like to me since I work just outside a naval air station)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 pm 
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I like his last statement

'..a car which is much, much faster' :D


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jiminwatford wrote:
I like his last statement

'..a car which is much, much faster' :D


And that quality is starting to show up in testing. Vettel is still the quickest over a single lap, but Bottas's full race simulation pace left everyone with their jaws on the ground.

http://www.racer.com/f1/item/147859-vettel-comfortably-clear-but-mercedes-race-pace-shines

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