The halo passed its first true test in Formula 1 last weekend when Charles Leclerc’s Sauber was hit by the McLaren of Fernando Alonso at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.
Alonso was launched over the top of Leclerc's car after he was hit from behind by Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg under braking for La Source, leaving a significant scuff mark across the right-hand side of Leclerc's halo.
Leclerc said he felt “lucky” after seeing the damage done to his car, while the FIA believes the Ferrari protege's head would “probably” have been hit had the cockpit protection device not been in place.
In our video (below), Autosport’s Glenn Freeman is joined by F1 Editor Ben Anderson and F1 Reporter Scott Mitchell to discuss the role the halo played in protecting Leclerc and why the accident should end debate over the its use in F1...
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