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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:27 pm 
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I didn't see a thread on the topic, and the original Halo thread is long since buried, so I thought it was worth bringing up the matter that the halo has been credited with saving the life - or at least preventing major injury - of the F2 driver Tadasuke Makino in an incident similar to the start of Spa in 2012.

https://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2018/05/ ... barcelona/


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:00 pm 
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Those pictures are seriously scary and had me searching youtube for 2012 Spa.

Personally, I didn't find them too bad looking when the cars were revealed this year, certainly better than I had expected. But however one feels on the aesthetics, incidents and pictures like this show the FIA were right to get it on the cars now.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Some silly comments on the the JA story and I'm sure some, sadly, will follow here.

Those self-same people would be the ones sending "thoughts and prayers" to the drivers family had something horrific happened in the absence of a Halo device.

From what I can tell from the pictures in the linked article it's not definitive how much the Halo helped, but I'm willing to take the word of man who was affected that it made the difference.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:36 pm 
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Can't say it's changed my mind. I never denied it would make racing safer.


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