Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has spoken out against the Halo head protection device which will be introduced in 2018. The controversial design has caused outrage from fans, who state that it makes the cars look very unappealing.

The device has been brought in as the FIA look to improve head protection for the drivers. While other devices such as the ‘Shield’ and ‘Aeroscreen’ were trialled, the Halo prevailed as was confirmed as a mandatory feature on the 2018 cars last July.

“It’s a dreadful piece,” Wolff said to ESPN. “We’ve had it in the staff briefing and we’ve shown it.

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