Formula 1’s New Safety Shield

This season of F1 has seen the introduction of the new Halo system to increase cockpit protection following recent fatal accidents in motorsport, such as the death of Jules Bianchi. The Halo concept has been a controversial implementation to Formula 1, especially due to its appearance.

During the weekend of the Chinese Grand Prix, the FIA presented the ‘Shield’ concept, which is a transparent screen designed to protect the driver but not cover the full cockpit.This safety feature is set to replace the Halo design currently being used at the start of the 2018 season.

Felipe Massa stated that driver safety is a much larger concern than the appearance of the safety device. Here at GSM Performance, we also feel that safety is incredibly important in every discipline of motorsport. If you plan on participating in events from track days to fully homologated FIA events, we’ll get you sorted with all the safety equipment you need from bucket seats & harnesses to racewear & helmets!



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