Easily, one of the most controversial changes announced for the 2018 Formula 1 season is the addition of the “Halo” protection apparatus.
After the tragic deaths of open wheel drivers like Justin Wilson and Jules Bianchi, there was a push to develop a way to better protect driver’s heads from being struck by high speed debris.
Indy Car developed a see through windscreen which they are currently still testing while F1 safety engineers developed the “Halo”, a roll cage like device with a thin center post that splits the driver’s view down the middle.
Many drivers and fans have been skeptical of the Halo due to the way it looks and how it may affect visibility but it had enough positive feedback to officially implement it.
So, what is it like to actually drive with a Halo attached to an F1 car? AMG Petronas just released an in-car video of Vatteri Bottas taking their new 2018 Halo-equipped car for a spin.
Check it out below and let us know what you think about the Halo in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.