Join Paul and me as we review the Formula 1 Belgium Grand Prix on this TPF F1 Podcast. We review each driver and team as they finished and discuss the details of the race. Thanks to HALO, we survived this podcast.
We hand out a few awards and answer your mailbag questions.
I had to listen to the segment twice to believe what I was hearing. Arguing that the halo probably did nothing is wrong, based not only on video evidence from Hartley’s in-car but on expert opinion, namely one C. Whiting. Paul, using the justification of “it’s my opinion” is just baseless guess. It’s not because you have have an opinion (and here, opinions must be respected above all else) that it is right. Opinion does not change Alonso’s front right hitting the right side of the halo, while on a downward trajectory and being deflected above the cockpit area. Raising… Read more »
well i’m sorry this one talking point has forced you to kick us to the kerb, but i’ll stick with my “opinion”(which as far as I know is a basis for a conversation) that car would not have hit his head in this case, i of course could be wrong but we will never know. for sure C Whiting is an expert but also not always right either, he has a lot of skin in this game and if there’s ever an oppourtunity to show it was the correct decision i’m sure he and the FIA will use it. If… Read more »
The one thing I would add to Paul’s comments is that the fact the HALO was hit at all suggests that there was potential for a dangerous incident and this justifies HALO’s presence to the FIA. I don’t think we can all say with 100% confidence that It would have hit Charles but that it was hit is grounds for having the HALO in all its ugly glory. What I found encouraging was Charlie’s comments that they will take a long look at the HALO, how it was impacted, how its moorings/fasteners were impacted and ways to improve the device… Read more »
I (NC) saw the footage from Brendon’s car and it did look as if the HALO did its job and prevented the tire from coming any further into the cockpit. I believe I said on the cast that it did its job. I’ve no issue with that. As for concern over deformation or overturned car, those are not trying to “raise” fear, that’s just my concern as we have not see an incident such as that or a car on top of another preventing exit through the top of the HALO. Because it hasn’t happened doesn’t marginalize my concern. I… Read more »