Formula 1's halo and aesthetics are awkward bedfellows. So, it is a little odd to consider that the halo is at the heart of a push to give F1 fans something innovative and worthwhile to look at.
The time and energy devoted to creating and critiquing the halo has been exhausting, but it has faded into the background over the first three races. Now it's back in focus, but for a very different reason.
The debut of a new halo-derived TV graphic, with inspiration from the spheres of video games and films, over the last grand prix weekend in Baku was a tantalising hint at what's to come with F1's base TV offering.