Formula 1 is currently analyzing multiple solutions that could help teams maximize the extra space found on the halo cockpit protection system.
According to Autosport, one idea being thrown around is a sort of scrolling digital ‘ticker’, like the ones used to display stocks and share prices.
“Formula 1 has been talking about doing some sort of digital on it, so I think we’ll make the most of it,” said McLaren exec, Zak Brown. “Possibly some sort of almost like ticker running, like you see at the stock exchange. Some kind of messaging – that sort of thing.”
There are already rules in place letting teams know what they can or can’t do with the halo, such as how they’re not allowed to paint it on the inside so that it doesn’t become a distraction to the drivers.
Brown admits that now “it looks a bit bolted onto the car”, but is hopeful that, in time, the halo will become better integrated in F1 cars.