Alonso And Hamilton To Test Halo Driver Protection At Singapore F1 Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will get a taste of Formula One’s halo set to be adopted from the 2018 season in accordance with FIA’s new regulations.

A selection of teams have already tested out the controversial form of cockpit protection and at Friday;s free practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in two week’s time, McLaren and Mercedes will test the halo with Alonso and Hamilton.

According to McLaren technical director Tim Goss, “Testing the device through the year with all the teams has already been very instructive. For McLaren, running with Jenson [Button] at Monza has allowed us to gain insight into its performance in both tight chicanes and high-speed corners. The plan is for Fernando to try it in Singapore, which will offer up a number of different variables: the circuit is lit, with some very tight corners, and with plenty of Armco barriers.”

Formula One’s governing body recently pushed back the introduction of the halo from 2017 to 2018 at the earliest. While development of Red Bull’s ‘Aeroscreen’ has stopped, there’s a possibility it could be adopted later in the decade.

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