Red Bull shows their alternative to the “halo”


side View of the design of Red Bull as an alternative to the halo

Red Bull has made public his alternative design to the ‘halo’ for the protection of the heads of the pilots. The team of the austrian bet by a half-dome open, similar to a windshield, in place of the form with three axes was already in the pre-season test in Montmeló mounted on the Ferrari.

Sneak Peek. To look at our proposed #F1 canopy.
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) March 19, 2016

The main novelty is that this bet you want to avoid this alleged lack of visibility that he had the central axis of the halo, designed by Mercedes and even in the study of the FIA. One of the biggest criticisms I received is that, in the event of a rollover, it would be very complicated to remove it to remove a pilot potentially injured. In addition, in the case of smaller items -such as the pier of the accident Felipe Massa in Hungary, 2009-the halo, it would be practically useless.

Both the system of Mercedes as the new proposal of Red Bull will be studied by the FIA, whose intention is to introduce one of these new in the season 2017.