The halo device which has been tested throughout the 2016 during free practice is set to be introduced in 2018, but the cockpit protection system has not won everyone over and Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat believes drivers should vote on whether to implement it or not.
Kvyat told GPUpdate about the current situation, “We are discussing [the halo]. Maybe some are neutral, some are pro and some are against.”
“There are 22 drivers, 22 different personalities, and it’s a discussion, but I think they should let us vote or something, to see the opinion, without digging too deep.”
The Russian reveals that drivers’ opinions vary, “It’s not very consistent. Sometimes it seems like most of the drivers are for it, and sometimes some are more neutral, but I haven’t been following the trend too much, it’s not my favourite topic.”
“I think the final decision is with the FIA, but if they want to know drivers’ opinions, they shouldn’t just be asking for words, they should get the vote, two options – yes or no,” added Kvyat.