FIA confirms Halo crash test details for 2018

The FIA has confirmed the crash test requirements for the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection for the 2018 Formula 1 season after updating the technical regulations for next year.

The F1 Strategy Group approved the introduction of Halo for 2018 in July, with the World Motor Sport Council rubber-stamping the decision at its latest meeting in Paris this week.

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In the announcements made by the FIA on Thursday, the crash test details for Halo were confirmed via the technical regulations, allowing teams to finalise their chassis designs for next season.

In other rule updates for 2018, there will be a clampdown on oil burn following the controversy involving Mercedes and Ferrari this season, while the aerodynamic rules are also still in place to ban the ‘shark fin’.

The reduction in the permitted number of power unit elements for 2018 also remains in place, with teams permitted to use just three internal combustion engines, three MGU-Hs, three turbochargers, two control electronics and two MGU-Ks per season, down from four for each element in 2017.