FIA considering closed cockpit F1 in the future?

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  1. AudiMan2011

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  3. Samus

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    Halo not coming in 2017.



    Official FIA statement:

    Frontal cockpit protection

    The Strategy Group agreed unanimously that the 2018 season will see the introduction of frontal cockpit protection for Formula One cars in order to significantly enhance the safety of drivers.

    It was decided that owing to the relatively short timeframe until the commencement of the 2017 Formula One season it would be prudent to use the remainder of this year and early next year to further evaluate the full potential of all options before final confirmation.

    This will include undertaking multiple on-track tests of the ‘Halo’ system in practice sessions during the rest of this season and during the first part of the 2017 season.

    While the Halo is currently the preferred option, as it provides the broadest solution to date, the consensus among the Strategy Group was that another year of development could result in an even more complete solution.

    Halo remains a strong option for introduction in 2018.
     
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    Good. Penalizing a driver and team over trying to communicate help for Brakes (Something that falls under safety I would think) was just too far.

    Also, good to see they will not bring the Halo next year, it was something that was just rushed and was for the most part a knee jerk reaction without even seeing what little it solved.
     
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    "Track limits will not be penalized anymore"

    I wonder if this will involve just the white line on the outside of a corner or also the chicanes?