Perez: We will get used to Halo Device

Wednesday, 06 december 2017, 11:52

Sergio Perez has claimed that the introduction of the new 'Halo' device will eventually prove to be a good decision by Liberty Media as safety is very important to the drivers, but did concede that the aerodynamics of the car will be negatively affected by structure change.

The Force India driver has actually gone against the majority with this opinion as a lot of the other F1 participants such as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has spoken out against the device.

However, even though Perez isn't happy about how it will affect car performance, he admits everyone will get used to it due to the safety improvements.

"The Halo is definitely hurting the aerodynamics a lot on our side but it's the same for everyone,” he said.

"It's a safety thing. After three, four races we will get used to it. In Formula 1, everything is changing very quickly.

"I expect and I hope that next year will be a really interesting year with all the teams closing up and I hope Halo after two or three races, nobody talks about it anymore."

"I think it's a very good decision and a very brave decision from the FIA," he continued.

"We're pushing on safety and I think it also shows this generation of drivers definitely are pushing for safety and not only for Formula 1, but for other categories.

"If you had the Halo in the last 10 years we would have saved a couple of lives already in the sport. I think it's something that other sports would be proud of. Although I don't like the look, it's worth it."

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Comments (15)

  • John Hammond
    I can't watch it anymore! Looks so damn ridiculous! Use real rollcages like Supermodifeds or sprint cars. Halo's just look terrible and awkward!
  • Paul McLauchlin
    Any driver that doesn't like open wheel and open cockpit racing should join another series.
  • Hugues Merone
    To be honest that halo won't protect you from small parts Remember what happened to massa
  • Carlos Eduardo Cev
    ??? Hopo Ocon beat him in 2018!
  • Kevin Paul
    I don't see why so many people care
  • Ricardo Gilperez
    He got no choice! He's a worker!
  • Robert DeCastro
    We shall see which driver gets sick
  • Steven Bunce
    Perez is the biggest dbag in f1
  • Gerardo Amador
    I don't, it is necessary.
  • Pedro Leonardo
    HALO sucks!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kelvin Wan
    Come on...
  • Gabriel Thorn
    What a lame.

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