F1 teams allowed to mount mirrors on halo

The FIA have authorised the use of rear view mirrors attached to the halo of Formula 1 cars with immediate effect, provided they pass mandatory tests.

FIA technical chief Nikolas Tombazis clarified the positioning and related requirements for attaching mirrors to the halo which must meet the governing body’s rear vision and sturdiness tests.

Ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the FIA wrote in a directive, regarding mirrors attached to the halo safety device, which was sent to all teams: “We expect that you will be able to satisfy us that the installation is sufficiently rigid to ensure that the mirror does not vibrate too much, which would limit driver visibility.”

“We will not accept a dual mirror mounting (halo and traditional survival cell), as this could cause delays in the event a rescue team had to remove the halo following an accident.”

“We will not accept a cable or connectors to run through the halo fairing, hence in the rare case when a team is asked to mount cameras in the mirrors (position 1 of Drawing 6 of the Technical Regulations), that team would have to resort in using a mirror installation on the chassis or side pod.”

“We will not accept a cable or connectors to run through the halo fairing, hence in the rare case when a team is asked to mount cameras in the mirrors (position 1 of Drawing 6 of the Technical Regulations), that team would have to resort in using a mirror installation on the chassis or side pod.”