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Old 07-15-2017
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I would be concerened about sun glare. Unlike drag cars that only shoot in one direction, these get hit by the sun from every conceivable angle.
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Old 07-16-2017
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Grosjean: ‘Shield, halo don’t belong in F1’
Planet F1 July 15 2017
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The 'shield' cockpit protection was given a very short-lived debut by Sebastian Vettel, but he only kept the device on for his installation laps after complaining about dizziness.
http://www.newsjs.com/url.php?p=http...-belong-in-f1/
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Old 07-19-2017
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Well, here's what we got.

F1 Will Officially Get Cockpit Protection Halos In 2018
Raphael Orlove Today 2:23pm
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Formula 1 has been testing out different ideas for shielding drivers’ exposed heads for a few years now. Today, F1 announced it’s going with a halo and not a windshield coming next season.
https://blackflag.jalopnik.com/f1-wi...ium=socialflow



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http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/201...halo-for-2018/
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Old 07-19-2017
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Well, its better than nothing.
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Old 07-21-2017
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Oh boy...

Nine Of The 10 F1 Teams Don't Want The Ugly Halo: Report
Stef Schrader Yesterday 11:15am

http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/nine-o...por-1797088446

Lauda: Halo decision has ‘destroyed’ push to bring fans to F1
By Luke SmithJul 21, 2017, 8:45 AM EDT

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/201...ng-fans-to-f1/
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Old 07-22-2017
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I think Lauda's comments are unfounded and out of left field. A halo is not going to determine whether fans watch or don't. Like I said, these people are heavily steeped in tradition and will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into change.
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Old 07-24-2017
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I think Lauda's comments are unfounded and out of left field. A halo is not going to determine whether fans watch or don't. Like I said, these people are heavily steeped in tradition and will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into change.
About like Nascar. took the death of Dale Earnhardt to implement safety measures.
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Old 07-24-2017
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So how is this monstrosity - with its two, huge, gaping holes in it supposed to provide better protection than Ferrari's idea:

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/h...lverstone.html
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