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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:59 am 
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https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13133 ... URTM18-car

Force India are saying that the introduction of the Halo will delay there 2018 car. I guess this brings up questions about how much the Halo will change the overall design philosophy of the car? Anyone care to speculate?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:00 am 
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I would think that 7+ months should be plenty of time to incorporate the halo.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:50 am 
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All the versions we've seen so far have been built only to test visibility.

I imagine the real thing will need to be attached to the car in a more secure way, maybe Force India are referring to changes in chassis supports for the halo?

Either way, they do have quite a long time and most teams wouldn't be too far along with their 2018 cars. At least not far enough to be able to make that change.

It should have been expected anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:08 pm 
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I think the problem is, is that the Halo is to be a spec part and the spec hasn't been finalized so they don't know how to incorporate it into their design. It will be built into the structure and they need to know how that will affect they way loads are spread through the rest of the chassis because that will most likely impact the safety cell in the crash tests, like side impact, that aren't part of testing of how the Halo is working.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:26 pm 
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I'd have thought they'd want to integrate it as early as possible as it could be used to stiffen the chassis.


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