Afterward, some suggested that a
halo device might have hindered Alonso’s
extrication. Jenson Button acknowledged
that the halo would have changed the
way his McLaren teammate was able to
exit the wreck, but said that was a lesser
risk than the dangers presented by
“There’s more safety risk of things
hitting our head than anything happening
when the car’s upside down,” he argued.
“With the halo, [Alonso] would have had
less impact on his helmet. The halo is the
Seems whenever an F1 venue faces a shaky
future, a revived Las Vegas GP gets floated.
Noting the Italian GP is uncertain beyond
2016, Bernie Ecclestone said an unnamed
Vegas organizer already had a contract...
Is Haas F1 the best new
Formula 1 team in years and
the first significant threat to its
status quo for even longer? Is
it a threat to the DNA of grand
prix racing? Or are
those voicing fears
of the latter just
their own position?
sixth out of the gate for the
American-owned team, boss
Gene Haas claimed validation
not just for his program but its
approach, which included a
close partnership with Ferrari
and the sourcing of key parts
from outside suppliers.
Williams technical director Pat
warned that Haas’s
further erode “the
status of being a
Time can change one’s
perspective, of course. Frank
Williams first launched his own
F1 efforts with customer cars
way back in 1969...
F1’s scattershot approach to
rules-making was on full view
in Australia. A new elimination
format for qualifying was
cobbled together at the last
minute and, although its
promise of added drama fell
utterly flat, the teams failed to
agree on getting rid of it.
“Careful thought is required
in order to make coordinated,
intelligent steps forward from
the position we are in,” said
Mercedes’ Toto Wolff. So far,
though, F1’s rule-by-consensus approach only
seems capable of producing
changes no one likes.
Haas’s fast start has some clapping, others frowning
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY
THAT WAS AWFUL, DON’T CHANGE A THING...
McLaren did its job in
taking the punishment
during his massive
Red Bull is developing this
jet fighter-style alternative
to the FIA’s halo device for
2017 consideration. It’s still
open-cockpit – just.
More fighter than angel