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The halo prevents much worse: F2 driver goes off the track and ends up on top of another car in Silverstone

A horror crash on the Silverstone circuit in Formula 2. After a light contact with Roy Nissany’s car, Dennis Hauger went off the track on the first lap and ended up on top of the car of the same Nissany moments later. Fortunately, thanks to the halo, he made it out alive.

Jens Heylen

Both pilots ended up in the gravel pit, but were both uninjured. The replays clearly show how the halo – the cockpit-mounted safety device that was introduced in Formula 1 and Formula 2 in 2018 – prevents much worse.

The crash:

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For those who follow motorsport closely, this incident will also have thought of the somewhat similar crash of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen last season in Monza, Italy. Verstappen then also ended up on top of Hamilton’s Mercedes. “I feel very, very grateful today. Thank God for the halo that saved me,” the British seven-time champion said at the time.

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