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    The halo enters F1 for '18

    Calling it the "halo" makes it sound saintly , but it looks ugly as hell .

    I was hoping that this idea would crumble , but it looks like it's here .
    F1 cars will look like "flip flops" from now on .
    Hey , now there's a marketing idea - sandals in all the team colours .

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    I can't complain as it doesn't look to bad.

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    Maybe it will grow on me but right now it looks like shit. They need something like like this for Moto GP .....not!
    “There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.”

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    Supposedly F1 is the absolute technical pinnacle of motorsports, and they come up with a kludge (derogatory term - inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, ugly, or looks patched together) like that.
    The secret to winning races: More Throttle, Less Brake.

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    A starting point for the halo. I hope function is better than form. Looks like something a trainee sumo wrestler would wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    A starting point for the halo. I hope function is better than form. Looks like something a trainee sumo wrestler would wear.
    Oh , thanks for that .
    Here I was , envisioning a shoe , and you have to go and put a sumo image in my head .

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    The FIA Halo design process was at least a simple one
    Last edited by truefan72; 20th July 2017 at 15:03.
    you can't argue with results

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    The death of open wheel, open cockpit racing. Every year I am finding more reasons to not follow open wheel racing. This is just one more small nail in the coffin. If they truly want safe racing they will have all the drivers in a room and driving by remote control - its not that far away folks.
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    So , why don't we have ABS ?
    And , why don't we have traction control ?
    And , airbags ?

    And why aren't all the spectators wrapped in bubble wrap ?
    And , why are those stands not all covered up so the destructive rays of the evil sun can't ravage those fans ?

    This sport is obviously far too dangerous .
    I'm moving to Switzerland .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    So , why don't we have ABS ?
    To prevent cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    And , why don't we have traction control ?
    To prevent cheating.

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    And , airbags ?
    Good question. There's probably a technical answer behind that. The HANS system is supposed to ameliorate that.

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    And why aren't all the spectators wrapped in bubble wrap ?
    Crash fencing and gravel traps. Maybe you want to return to a situation that allowed this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEk85gKJN6k

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    And , why are those stands not all covered up so the destructive rays of the evil sun can't ravage those fans ?
    Good question. How come nobody has ever thought of putting a roof on the stands?

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    This sport is obviously far too dangerous .
    I'm moving to Switzerland .
    Drivers are paid to drive motor cars. Maybe you enjoy watching drivers die at the rate of one a fortnight.
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