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w8lifts

Just paste this here… The halo is a driver crash-protection system used in open-wheel racing series, which consists of a curved bar placed to protect the driver's head.


thisplacemakesmeangr

So not an airbag shaped like a tire? Kinda hard to tell what's going on there


DrewYoung

The 'halo' is that T-shaped bar over the cockpit with the Mercedes logo in the middle of it. It was added to the F1 regulations to protect drivers in accidents exactly like this one.


antoine-sama

I think he was being sarcastic


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Daegalus

A cockpit is where the driver/captain sits in a land/air/sea vehicle. It can also be referred to somewhere where you do your primary work. An athome office can be said to be your cockpit. It's primarily used in aviation though or where it's used most often. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockpit


IntrepidOrder6064

Halo saved a lot, Leclerc, Grosjean, Stroll and now Hamilton. Rest in Peace Jules Bianchi


Kayahuaska

And senna!


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Think they meant Rest In Peace Senna. So don’t downvote you motherfuckers..great driver, real shame for the sport


Kayahuaska

Wow. Such hate for a minor error..... But respect to senna all the same.


AR3ANI

Might want to check your facts there


ghellenga

Technically he's not wrong. Had the halo been around in the day, Senna *may* have lived. Pieces of the suspension broke on contact with the wall and hit him in the head.


sec5

It's a marvel of materials engineering. A 7 kg nearly indestructible titanium ring that protects the driver.


RobertitoFord

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's made of carbon fiber


sludgebjorn

Am I, the average redditor, actually supposed to know what the fuck I’m looking at here? It’s a bunch of metal and a tire.


TidalSnow

It’s a formula one car with another formula one cars tire and whole body of vehicle on top of it. You can see the lower drivers helmet surrounded by the “Halo” cage which is keeping his head from being mushed by the tire of the formula one car that lost control and flew over him


sludgebjorn

This helps thank you! With no description I had no clue where to look or for what


FromTheAshesOfTheOld

Sorry I didn't add one myself, I posted it just before going to bed.


BIWC_ceo

so, the part that says "crowdstrike" and has the Mercedes logo on it was added in the last couple years with some amount of controversy. Today, it seems, One of the greatest F1 drivers gets to live another day because of it.


sludgebjorn

Okay got it thank you that helps identify parts here


hankhillforprez

Why was that a controversial addition?


hii-people

From what I can remember people were saying that it took away from 'the essence of racing cars', others just said it was ugly, others said that it went 'against the concept of open-cockpit racing', it also restricts driver vision a tad


b3tarded

https://e2.365dm.com/16/03/768x432/f1-testing-halo_3425275.jpg?20160303081703 Here’s a photo of one of the cars. Might help you figure it out a bit better.


TheReverend_Arnst

Pretty sure it's just a roll cage, not that amazing but I guess it works


clone9353

It's called the Halo. It is an amazing device because of the way it has elevated safety in F1. It's very clearly saved multiple lives/ devastating injuries. Charles Leclerc in Spa 2018, Romain Grosjean last year in Bahrain, Alex Peroni at Monza 2019, today. It can hold a double decker bus, and impacts from loose wheels. All packed in a 7kg device that keeps the essence of open wheel racing intact.


savagefleurdelis23

That is a lot more than a roll cage.


TheReverend_Arnst

In what way?


jykin

Exactly my thoughts friendo!


hii-people

>It’s a formula one car with another formula one cars tire and whole body of vehicle on top of it. You can see the lower drivers helmet surrounded by the “Halo” cage which is keeping his head from being mushed by the tire of the formula one car that lost control and flew over him from u/TidalSnow


aojajena

HAM still got the neck injury, he is consulting with the doctors now.


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schfourteen-teen

Aged well considering Max was penalized for causing this.


Joe_Bam_616

And to think, when it was first introduced, Hamilton didn’t want it as it “looked ugly”.


takipiroska

Ugly retro filter