Perez: We will get used to Halo Device

Wednesday, 06 december 2017, 11:52 , by Matthew Scott

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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