Safety adviser to the FIA David Lapworth has called for an acceleration in the implementation of safety devices. The Halo will feature in motor racing for the first time in 2018, with the Formula 1 and Formula 2 running the device.

The decision to use it has caused a stir within the motorsport community, with many fans upset by its aesthetics. In a bid to push for increased driver safety, the FIA concluded that the Halo was the most efficient concept that is currently ready to be installed.

“If we can get things like the Halo to be adopted, even in the very focused area of Formula 1, that is an achievement,” said Lapworth to the FIA’s Auto magazine.

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