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Grosjean hopes Halo part of "transition" and not final solution

Written by  Mar 18, 2018

Romain Grosjean hopes the introduction of Halo in Formula 1 this season is part of a longer "transition" in the design of cockpit safety.

Though the Frenchman is one of the directors of the GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers Association), he has regularly voiced his opposition to the Halo, which continues to be a divisive topic ahead of the first race with it in use next weekend in Australia.

Therefore, with its development and the assessment of other devices, such as the windshield in IndyCar, continuing, the Haas driver is keen that the current design doesn't remain a long-term solution.

"I hope the Halo is a transition phase and we are going to find something better," he told Crash.net. "I think something different would be better.

"Safety has to come and it is good enough to put on the car, [but] this is stage one."

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During pre-season testing, many drivers played down the impact of Halo on driving, with only Grosjean's teammate Kevin Magnussen voicing worries.

Explaining his dislike for the cockpit device, Romain also admits it is only the impact it has on the fans visual which disappoints him.

"You can get used to driving with the Halo, that is fine," he said. "But I find it sad that we don’t see the drivers anymore.

"We’ve got one helmet livery per year allowed and we don’t even see the livery of the helmet!"

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