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Naim islam
Jul 07, 2022
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Tom Cruise was at the F1 British Grand Prix this past weekend, and what Illustrator Artwork happened on the track was as thrilling as any of his movies. On the first lap of the event at Silverstone, Formula 1 driverr rolled at 200mph for several laps before crashing into a grandstand barrier . Incredibly, the Alfa Romeo driver survived the accident without serious injury. He later said he was another driver saved by the "Halo" safety system. What is this system and how does it work? What is Halo? "Halo" (originally "halo") is a titanium fence in the shape of a "Y" wishbone that sits above the cockpit of the race car and surrounds the driver's head. It's designed to hold the weight of a London double-decker bus - the equivalent of 1 of gravity resting entirely on the 7kg frame, which is clad in carbon Side view of black F1 car with Halo device Photo Credit: Reuters / BBC News Side view of a black F1 car with a Halo setup. The introduction of life-saving "flip-flops" F1 racing has always been a dangerous sport, but since Henry Surtees in Formula 2 in 2009 and Jules Bianchi in the 2014 F1 Japanese Grand Prix Bianchi and the deaths of drivers including Justin Wilson in an IndyCar in 2015 , the issue of safety has come to the fore in recent years. Both and Wilson were killed after being hit in the head by debris from other racing cars. The Halo system was first n F1 cars in 2016 and became mandatory in the sport two years later in 2018 to protect the driver's head from debris or a rollover accident. After years of research, it is the only device that has been successfully tested and determined to withstand a 150 mph impact from a fly-off wheel. Equally crucial for the driver, it is also the only safety device that allows for a largely unobstructed view. The racing world goes from
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