Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe
Autosport Plus

The outrageous halo debate that must end now

There was an outpouring of support for the halo following Charles Leclerc's near miss in the Belgian Grand Prix. While no one can be certain what would have happened without the device, we've seen enough to call time on the debate

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.

Previous article Charles Leclerc drove 2018 Ferrari in July Monza run
Next article A warning to Force India's new owners

More from Scott Mitchell

The driver who can wreck F1's "super exciting" 2020 silly season

The driver who can wreck F1's "super exciting" 2020 silly season

Plus
Plus
F1 Formula 1

The driver who can wreck F1's "super exciting" 2020 silly season The driver who can wreck F1's "super exciting" 2020 silly season

Red Bull's Verstappen now has basis for first F1 title challenge

Red Bull's Verstappen now has basis for first F1 title challenge

F1 Formula 1

Red Bull's Verstappen now has basis for first F1 title challenge Red Bull's Verstappen now has basis for first F1 title challenge

Ferrari: Mick Schumacher a good candidate for seat in Formula 1

Ferrari: Mick Schumacher a good candidate for seat in Formula 1

F1 Formula 1

Ferrari: Mick Schumacher a good candidate for seat in Formula 1 Ferrari: Mick Schumacher a good candidate for seat in Formula 1

Hamilton felt pressure of revitalised Mercedes team-mate 'Bottas 2.0'

Hamilton felt pressure of revitalised Mercedes team-mate 'Bottas 2.0'

F1 Formula 1

Hamilton felt pressure of revitalised Mercedes team-mate 'Bottas 2.0' Hamilton felt pressure of revitalised Mercedes team-mate 'Bottas 2.0'

Alfa team boss Vasseur: Squad must maximise results in chaotic races

Alfa team boss Vasseur: Squad must maximise results in chaotic races

F1 Formula 1

Alfa team boss Vasseur: Squad must maximise results in chaotic races Alfa team boss Vasseur: Squad must maximise results in chaotic races

Honda: Verstappen F1 relationship like seeing a young Senna

Honda: Verstappen F1 relationship like seeing a young Senna

F1 Formula 1

Honda: Verstappen F1 relationship like seeing a young Senna Honda: Verstappen F1 relationship like seeing a young Senna

Ferrari: Key team personnel running F1 would be conflict of interest

Ferrari: Key team personnel running F1 would be conflict of interest

F1 Formula 1

Ferrari: Key team personnel running F1 would be conflict of interest Ferrari: Key team personnel running F1 would be conflict of interest

Late Spa shunt could have cost Giovinazzi his drive - Alfa

Late Spa shunt could have cost Giovinazzi his drive - Alfa

F1 Formula 1

Late Spa shunt could have cost Giovinazzi his drive - Alfa Late Spa shunt could have cost Giovinazzi his drive - Alfa

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe