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The Halo is a protective barrier that helps to prevent large objects and debris from entering the cockpit of a single-seat racing car. There are specific rules for its construction, and the device is manufactured by three approved companies for the F1 teams to then add to their racing cars.Why do F1 drivers have a halo on their heads?
The halo was deemed the most viable of the cockpit protection ideas, beating the aeroscreen and the shield to become a mandatory part of F1. The halo protects the drivers head from large pieces of flying debris as well as if cars launch on top of one another, or a car takes a direct hit into a safety vehicle, as happened in the case of Bianchi.Which Formula E cars have a halo?
The SRT05e Formula E car presented in January 2018 had a halo. In November 2018, the 2019 FIA Formula 3 car, which was unveiled in Abu Dhabi, installed the halo too. Beginning in 2021, the Indy Lights ' IL-15 began using the halo.What is the halo made of?
There are three main elements to the Halo: 1) the front section at the centre which is called the ‘V transition’ 2) the tube around the cockpit 3) rear mounts. The structure is made from a Titanium Grade 5 6AL4V alloy, specified by the regulations and mounts to the chassis at three locations.