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As much as i dont enjoy the idea of a driver encased within any kind of closed cockpit.
I really hate the idea of watching F1 with my young sons... Then having to explain to them why a drivers head... still in its helmet is rolling across the track after a nasty crash.
My own preferance would be some sort of 'Hood' that reached from below the air intake behind the drivers head. Which would reach around and protect all parts of his head besides the visor. It would be able to take massive impact towards the head. But would release easily when the driver exorted an upwards force. The engineers could arrange that im sure at some point. May be it could become part of and work with the already great Hans devise.
This way F1 would retain an element of open top racing but with far more protection to the biggest assets of the sport... The drivers.