Considering the prospect of a second Formula 1 driver fatality in five seasons is an upsetting task. Yet, unfortunately, there was still a mixed response to Charles Leclerc's lucky escape in the massive first-corner crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.
When Fernando Alonso's McLaren bounced off the halo on Leclerc's Sauber, the impact eliminated any potential for the absolute worst possible consequence. It is not overly dramatic to say Leclerc could have been killed. If the halo's introduction had been delayed a year, as was very possible, he might have been.
What if Leclerc had been killed? Would there still be an argument to keep head protection away from F1? Absolutely not.