F1 closed cockpit

Grand Prix Formula 1 drivers want are for a closed cockpit design by 2017, the latest.

In their effort for improved safety and after the deaths of Jules Bianchi and Justin Wilson, Formula 1 drivers want on their next generation racing cars a ‘halo-style bar that wraps around the head,’ but does not limit visibility.

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Here, a suggested design concept by Mercedes, improves head protection and stop drivers being so exposed.

GPDA chairman Alex Wurz, said:

“The research the FIA experts have done is very thorough and the process has brought forward a clear solution.

Now the drivers feel it’s time to implement the extra protection at the latest in 2017.”

via autoblog