Thank goodness for the halo in motorsport

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Guy Lowe
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Thank goodness for the halo in motorsport
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Blimey !! Just glad every one walked away.

A few $million gone south there then.

Almost as spectacular as the mass coming together prior to Raidillon some years ago which I believe David Coulthard may have been responsible for ?

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I'm sure they'll have to make changes to the corner, no reason other than pure luck that it wasn't another Anthoine Hubert outcome.

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No need to make changes, just let the drivers know what the track conditions are. 

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They have changes planned for 2022 that hopefully will help, some information here.

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Hmmm and there goes another one, luckily Lando is OK.

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Wow that was a big one!  Lando's shunt was also horrible to watch.  Spa is such a risky circuit in the wet but that Formula W crash was in the dry.  Changes to Eau Rouge are a must.  They can't keep relying on the cars to survive such huge shunts.

i watched the Formula 3 race at Spa on TV this morning and was amazed that it went ahead as it was very wet.  I was convinced we'd see similar carnage in that race but amazingly and full credit to the drivers, I think all but two cars finished the race.  Possibly as much by luck as by judgement, but it was a relief that it ended that safely.  Hopefully tomorrow's F1 race has a similarly safe outcome.

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Can we try to keep any F1 commentary on its own thread please ? Still without live TV thanks to mast burning down and about to watch F1 qualifying with my toast and Marmite . 

Anyway ...halos save lives , undoubtedly ,and we've got used to them aesthetically too . But tomorrow I will be watching F2 cars from the 70s without halos and it raises the spectre of retrofitting . Some did it with roll bars too but it isn't mandatory - imagine one of these with a roll bar...

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Reminiscent of Jackal's crash in his seven 10+ years ago though that was on dropped coolant from another car. Footage still on Youtube if you search Caterhan Eau Rouge crash. :-(

Jackal was one of the early adopters of the duratec in a seven.

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Another good example . . . . . . . . . . 

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That was a nasty incident. Hamilton was only saved by the halo otherwise Yikes

There are always opinions about such incidents but I think Verstappen may have had a dose of 'red mist' due to the poor pit stop just previously to the coming together & immaturity allowed it to be funneled where least expected.

What riled me was the fact that Verstappen casually strolled past the mangled Mercedes where Hamilton was obviously struggling to get out. Not even a glance or an inquiry or a helping hand. Marshalls were not close & present at the time so showing a bit of humanity may have helped his case ?