The Turkish car designer Olcay Tuncay Karabulut has this vision of a halo closed cockpit. You can read his explanations below.
I made this Formula 1 2017 concept race car to visualize what F1 cars could look like with a new halo closed cockpit. I prepare additional rules on the size of the 2017, also referring to the different structure of a new halo closed cockpit. I am sending F1 concept car draws its size. Closed cockpits have been on the agenda for some time now, and the FIA institute has already conducted substantial research in this area. This project was started largely in response to a pair of accidents where drivers were hit in the head by debris from other cars. The then Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa suffered very serious injury in 2009 after being hit by a suspension spring while Henry Surtees sadly lost his life when he was hit by a wheel and upright during an F2 race.
We’ve lost track of how many times we’ve heard that and how many rule changes we’ve been through to make it happen. That being said, 2017’s rules and the next year changes are admittedly radical, with cars to have more downforce than ever. One change that has been approved is for the tires to be slightly narrower than first proposed, because of concerns that the higher drag produced by the original concept offsetting all aerodynamic gains. So the idea now is for the tires to be 300 mm wide at the front and 400mm wide at the rear. Current tires are 245 mm wide at the front and 325mm wider at the rear.
Designer : Olcay Tuncay Karabulut
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