Formula One officials and the FIA need need to rethink the use of the Halo device following the events of Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit.
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton was struck by debris from Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari as the pair headed up towards the ultra fast 130R early in the race. Leclerc’s car was damaged in a lap one crash with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.
The debris from Leclerc’s front wing struck Hamilton in the helmet, fortunately the Englishman was uninjured.
The situation could have been a lot worse in Japan, Leclerc’s front wing could have completely dislodged and flown up and struck Hamilton’s car.
Red Bull Advanced Technology have developed the aeroscreen which will adopted by the NTT IndyCar Series following months of research and this is something that should be brought in to replace the Halo device.