In the 2022 F1 will start a new stage in its history from the renewed technical regulations. The new cars will not only have new heights, but also with a new Halo development, the security system that protects the passenger compartment of the car.
La International Automobile Federation works in this new structure which he baptized as Halo 4. All its improvements are based on the data that the institution collected from the Frenchman's accident Romain Grosjean at Bahrain GP from 2020 when his Haas crashed into a guard-rail and then it caught fire.
The FIA report determined that Grosjean withstood a 67G frontal impact e identified 22 areas to improve car safety, some of them related to the Halo.
This structure began to be used in the F.1 in 2018. It is mounted in the upper part of the cockpit and fixed to the chassis by only three points: one in front of the driver and the other two on each side of the rear area of the cab.
In Grosjean's collision with the metal bumper, the front strut gave way, although not enough to put the pilot's life at risk.
In the wake of this incident, Halo 4 will be integrated into the car body, something that engineers will be able to do without inconvenience by having to create the car from scratch, which was not the case when it was originally assembled.
"It will be a much stronger device and will be able to withstand higher loads because it will be integrated into the design of the 2022 cars. ", summarized Clive temple, director of the motorsports program of the Cranfield University, institution that is participating in its development.