Here's A Driver's Eye View Of A Halo-Equipped F1 Car

The first few POV videos featuring 2018's F1 cars have been released, showing us what the Halo device looks like for the drivers

Remind me later

For spectators, the biggest change to Formula 1 this year is arguably the Halo device. The safety feature has caused outcry among fans for restricting their view of the drivers, and making the cars look, well, a bit ugly.

But what’s it like for the drivers? Thanks to these two videos - one from Williams featuring reserve driver Robert Kubica and another from Mercedes with Valtteri Bottas at the wheel - we get a rough idea.

As an observer, Halo looks to be quite intrusive, but the general consensus among the drivers so far is that in the cockpit, it isn’t an issue. The middle portion is thin so eyes tend to focus past it, while the thicker halo part is largely above the field of vision.

The drivers are clearly getting used to the device already, but will spectators? Time will tell.