A recent meeting in Paris has several Formula 1 drivers relating mixed over the F1 Commission’s preference for using the shield protective device over the halo. Several drivers relate they would be fine with no protection at all. Some drivers think the shield is less safe but better looking. The shield device will be track tested later throughout the season.
- Recent meetings for the Strategy Group and F1 Commission in Paris established the newly-presented shield as the preferred option.
- Drivers in favour of head protection have disagreed over whether the shield is better than the halo.
- Track testing of the new device is scheduled for later this season.
“It’s very split, some people want nothing, some people think the shield is a good idea, some people still want the halo.”