The Formula One strategy group has unanimously rejected the introduction of the Halo cock-pit protection device which was due to be introduced to the sport in 2017.

The device which was trialed by Ferrari during winter testing was going to be introduced as an answer to cock-pit and driver safety following the death of Jules Bianchi in Formula One and the death of Justin Wilson in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Red Bull Racing recently tested their version of cock-pit protection which the dubbed the ‘Aeroscreen’ a wind-screen type device fitted around the cock-pit of the car.

Despite the rejection of the Halo device for 2017 it is believed that it will be introduced in 2018 following further testing.

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