F1’s Halo Would Look Much Better With Helmet Livery Designs

The ugly, awkward-looking ‘halo’ cockpit protector is making its F1 arrival in 2018, but these concept designs putting helmet liveries on the device drastically improve how it looks
F1’s Halo Would Look Much Better With Helmet Livery Designs

Earlier this month, F1 and the FIA announced that the ‘halo’ cockpit protection device will be part of the 2018 regulations and be on the cars next season.

It was met with a very mixed response from fans and drivers, some being very against it (mainly because it looks weird and takes away from F1’s DNA) and others liking the improvements in safety.

There’s no denying that safety in F1 is vital. But, nine out of the 10 teams voted against its introduction (apparently) and it seems strange after just one trial of the better-looking ‘shield’.

F1’s Halo Would Look Much Better With Helmet Livery Designs

Well, in a bid to try and make the halo look that bit better, graphic designer Sean Bull has placed driver helmet liveries on the device.

While it’s still a strange-looking thing, using the colours and designs of driver helmets improves the halo, visually, that’s for sure.

Sean has done designs for Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.

F1’s Halo Would Look Much Better With Helmet Livery Designs

We haven’t really seen anyone trying anything like this. If we’re lucky, maybe F1 will take notice and introduce something similar to make them look better.

It’s already been confirmed teams will be able to add aero fairings to the wing, which FIA race director Charlie Whiting says will make them look better. It’ll also be a sponsor logo spot.

F1’s Halo Would Look Much Better With Helmet Livery Designs

Adding the colours of driver helmets also takes your attention away from the halo itself, a little bit.

Check out all of Sean’s designs on his Twitter and Instagram.

What do you reckon? Is it an improvement? Let us know in the comments.


Nerdy moustache

Still looks like an expensive flipflop.

07/28/2017 - 12:35 |
140 | 2

But a much nicer flip flop to look at, which helps a tiny bit

07/28/2017 - 13:42 |
19 | 4
Deadpool (Cam's much sexier twin) (Official Demon Fangirl)

In reply to by Nerdy moustache

We don’t need expensive flip flops, I’m still wearing a pair I got for $5 8 years ago.

07/28/2017 - 14:46 |
24 | 0

Lmao exactly

07/28/2017 - 16:20 |
2 | 0

Did you know that in Australia we call them thongs

07/29/2017 - 07:47 |
4 | 0

Doesn’t make a difrenc. This is not motorsport as we know it

07/28/2017 - 12:39 |
6 | 3

Drivers in the 70s complained that helmets like this distracted them and made it more difficult to race as the central pillar was within their field of vision, so I don’t even want to know what it would be like to drive with the Halo installed! I predict it to be a one-season (if that) deal, with drivers constantly complaining about it.

07/28/2017 - 12:57 |
51 | 0

Like cockpit view in the Twinmill in FH3…

07/28/2017 - 13:00 |
25 | 0
Andrés Cely Herazo

In reply to by AlexMr2

I would have loved to see Maldonado’s skills with the halo installed…

07/28/2017 - 13:32 |
10 | 0

Y’all trippin it doesn’t even look that bad

07/28/2017 - 12:58 |
7 | 14

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It doesn’t

07/28/2017 - 17:04 |
5 | 1
Law En Yi

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Getting downvoted because people dont like your opinion… ok

07/29/2017 - 12:26 |
0 | 1

It’ll look nice… [sees palmers helmet]

07/28/2017 - 13:30 |
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Joe Tahan

was there a reason they didn’t just go with a cockpit like design instead of a thong right in the drivers face?

07/28/2017 - 13:56 |
10 | 1

FOM Trying to find a compromise that doesn’t exist

07/28/2017 - 22:25 |
2 | 0
lowie t

Isn’t that dangerous?

07/28/2017 - 15:17 |
4 | 0

My opinion is still this.

07/28/2017 - 16:46 |
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Curtain Man

I don’t get how the drivers are gonna be able to see past the halo. They banned similar designs back in 2002 with Arrows and Jordan due to poor visibility. How is this gonna improve safety if the drivers cannot see where they are going?

07/29/2017 - 02:00 |
8 | 0

You mean this thing?

07/29/2017 - 08:30 |
2 | 0

MY EYES!!!!!!!!!

07/29/2017 - 06:59 |
2 | 1

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