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    now they need small rear view camera across the top of the halo
    http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...ubica-on-track
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    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 .
    McLaren have pulled off the ultimate sponsorship coup by bringing on board a company called Gandys , from Oz , that make flip-flop sandals .
    Their logo will appear on the front of the halo , and the company has produced a Mac-orange and blue haloed edition for the F1 crowd .

    This is a nice way to make a comment on this , whilst at the same time , make some good money for both Mac and Gandys .
    Maybe they read my post .



    When I was a kid , flip flops were also called "thongs" .
    I guess , with the more modern , cheeky , swimsuit application of the word , it makes for a less savoury image for the device .
    It does make me wonder where the marketting could go , though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ben View Post
    It looks like crap. As for those who seem to make the case this will save lots of lives, I doubt it. I've been following f1 since 1996 and I don't recall a single case when this piece of crap would have saved anybody.
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    So , here's what Max thinks about it :
    “The car never really virtually drops on top of someone else, it would always skid over the top. But because Halo was sticking out so much, of course it gets hit.
    “The more you build in front of a driver, the more chance it can get hit. I think even if the Halo hadn’t been there he wouldn’t have been hit anyway so I think they made it too dramatic.”

    What Max says is true , as it is out there where it can get hit .

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4D13 View Post
    Hi.
    What? Is it about the life saved by the halo? . I'm pretty sure the outcome would have been the same without it.

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    A question comes to mind after seeing the flips that Marcus did is just how much dirt this halo device is capable of digging up into the driver's face if it slides to a stop upside down .
    It could make a good shovel , which would not be good for the driver in the slightest .
    It could be really deadly , and a horrible mistake , if it was to happen in the gravel .

    It makes me shudder to think about it .

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