Formula One: Red Bull Boss Defends 'halo' Delay

Formula One: Red Bull boss defends 'halo' delay

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 29th july,2016) - Red Bull team chief Christian Horner on Friday defended Formula One's decision to postpone the introduction of cockpit 'halos' and said not enough research and development had been carried out. Horner spoke out after drivers' union boss Alex Wurz warned that the move, taken on Thursday by the Formula One Strategy Group, had put business interests before driver safety.

"I disagree with that," said Horner. "We've agreed for a system to come in in 2018, but it needs to be fully researched, fully developed and fully tested. "At the moment, other than a couple of installation laps from a couple of drivers, there's been no (testing) mileage put on this." He added that new tyre compounds are always tested intensively and extensively before they are introduced and said the same rigour must be applied to safety components.