New F1 cars' appearance validate halo rage

New F1 cars' appearance validate halo rage

A full crop of cars on display, and one eye-catching detail on them all. Our veteran journalist is not a happy camper

The 2018 Formula 1 cars have broken cover now, and for me the only discordant note is that all, of course, are kitted out with the halo: if one more person tells me we're all going to get used to it in no time, I won't be responsible for my actions...

Maybe it's a generation thing. When I first fell in love with racing, such as rollover bars and seat belts, like guardrails and runoff areas, were unknown; the drivers' lives were seriously at risk every weekend, and they were paid damn all to do it. At school my dad's weekly letter often contained a newspaper cutting about the death of a driver, and when my childhood hero Jean Behra was killed in 1959, I came face to face with grief for the first time.

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