McLaren Honda Formula One team driver Fernando Alonso stated that the new Halo cockpit protection system needs more work before it can be implemented in Formula One. His main concern is about the problems faced in getting in and out of the car.
Spanish driver Alonso and Mercedes team pilot Lewis Hamilton tested the Halo cockpit for the very first time at practise session of Singapore Grand Prix on Friday. Alonso stated that although visibility will be hampered by this device, but drivers will get used to this. But getting in and out of the car will pose a serious issue.
But on the other side Hamilton who was against this new concept, said that he would race with the car fitted with Halo. Apart from getting in and out of the car, he did not find any difficulties driving with the Halo cockpit.
But according to Alonso there is still more work needed to be done to this new cockpit, specially on the extraction of the driver in case of any incidents. And also mechanics find it pretty hard to fasten the seat belts.