Mercedes staff principal Toto Wolff has revealed the FIA ‘had no selection however to introduce the Halo’ with stress growing over bettering the security requirements in Method 1.
It was confirmed this week the Halo cockpit security system might be launched in F1 from the 2018 season, a transfer which has been closely criticised from quite a few corners together with Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda who branded it an ‘overreaction’.
It seems the Halo has cut up opinion inside the Mercedes camp, with Wolff responding to the information in a Mercedes fan Q&A by explaining the FIA pushed for the introduction of the Halo subsequent 12 months with its ongoing intention to step up security measures within the sport.
Whereas Wolff says he is in opposition to the aesthetic of the Halo he has accepted the choice for 2018 and needs F1 to try to enhance the scenario via design developments.
“I feel that most likely the FIA had no selection however to introduce the Halo,” Wolff stated in a followers Q&A. “It’s the mandate of the FIA to extend security and so they have checked out varied programs.
“None of them actually labored and the Halo was the one which was nearly proper. I do not just like the look of it – the aesthetics – however the choice was made and now now we have to only make the most effective out of it.”