Fans are praising the simple life-saving Halo device for stopping Roy Nissany’s head being taken “clean off” in a horrific crash in F2 at the British Grand Prix. The Williams reserve driver made contact with Dennis Hauger on the run down to the Vale, pushing Hauger off the track.
Norweigan star Hauger was unable to control his car with the Prema Racing machine launching off the sausage kerb at the next corner. This bump saw Hauger take air and strike the side of Nissany’s car exactly where the Halo was placed.
The front wing smashed into the simple device and protected Nissany’s head from taking the brunt of the impact. One Twitter user said: “No halo and that takes Nissany’s head clean off. So fortunate to walk away from that.”
Images showed Nissany being walked to the FIA medical car for assessment as marshals cleared up the debris. But, both drivers escaped unhurt after the crash and the race was restarted shortly later.
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F1 pundit Will Buxton said: “Stupid sausage kerb creating a horrible accident in F2. The Halo saving the day once again. Sickening accident. Very glad to see [Nissany] walk away from that one.
“Nissany unquestionably the architect of it all with some very poor driving, Hauger an innocent passenger in that horrible accident. Halo proving its value once again, sausage kerbs proving their danger once again.”
However, some fans were less than impressed with the Israeli’s driving wth many social media users calling for him to face a race ban. Eventual podium finisher Theo Pourchaire also reacted to the incident in then post-race cool down room.
Talking about Nissany, the Frenchman said: “Always the same guy”