2018 F1 Liveries Could Make The Halo Look Almost Acceptable

Next year, halos will be introduced to Formula One. No one is happy about it. In fact, many are infuriated by it. However, the FIA is standing by its decision and won’t budge.

Consequently, teams will be forced to adapt the design of their 2018 cars to accommodate the halo. This alone should make them look a little better considering we’ve only ever seen them tacked on to current F1 cars.

Additionally, teams will be able to somewhat hide the halo by painting them in line with the rest of the vehicle’s livery. With this in mind, Sean Bull has created a number of renderings of 2018 F1 cars with the halo and they look rather nice.

For starters, next year’s competitors will ditch the controversial shark fins and T-wings, instantly resulting in a cleaner look at the rear. As for the halo, it certainly looks a little better when painted compared to the bare carbon examples we’ve become accustomed to seeing.

Do they look good? Hell no. But after seeing these images, we have a slither of hope that teams will be able to make them look reasonable inoffensive.


  • Zandit75

    Obviously not recent renders. The McLaren will not be powered by Honda!!

    • gbmike25

      Exactly, and “For starters, next year’s competitors will ditch the controversial shark fins and T-wings” > there was already news last week that this may not happen…. t-wings yes, maybe not the fins after all due to sponshorship space. Have got used to them but still look crap.

    • Shahul Usman

      the redbull has the Porsche logo.. thats a new rumor so it must be semi recent…

      Im sad the Force india logo is gone… i guess it’ll be the “Force One” car after all

  • Ermal Morina

    Man it looks awful

  • salamOOn

    Toro Rosso, McLaren and Williams

  • Vassilis

    Still not acceptable.

  • BobV12

    It is lovely, but i wonder about the visibility

  • Shahul Usman

    im totally against the Halo… I think more safety is always better (I never thought the thought of death made the sport, any sport, “sexier”)… but there must be a better device… the halo has safety concerns for visibility and for exiting a flipped/car on fire… was the aero screen so bad?? Im sure they could get it to pass the ballistic tests.. how do Lemans LMP cars do it? have 1 extra pit guy to tear off a screen on pits

  • FlameWater

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the halo caused more accidents, but excellent renderings non the less.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Wow! Even though it looks tacked on, it’s actually really nicely integrated! Also, if you look back at car design and what the future would hold, the future is now! These things are just incredible pieces of machinery.

  • Six Thousand Times

    This guy is pretty good.

  • smartacus

    “almost acceptable” is like the teacher saying you almost passed the test :p

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