The FIA remaining report on the accident of Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso at this yr's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa signifies that the Halo cockpit safety system has saved the younger Monegasque driver from a visor strike.
Though the idea has all the time been that the Halo did its job to make sure the security of Leclerc, it was solely not too long ago found that Alonso's contact plate would have impacted the helmet visor Sauber pilot, based on Autosport.
In reality, the Halo not solely managed to stay structurally intact regardless of the affect of 58 kW of Alonso's proper entrance wheel, however he additionally managed to deflect the McLaren.
"Primarily based on the accessible knowledge and the video footage accessible, we’re sure that the wheel wouldn’t have touched Leclerc's helmet," stated FIA security director Adam Baker . "However, whereas Alonso's automotive continued to stray from that of Leclerc, we consider that Alonso's entrance finish plate would have contacted Leclerc's visor."
"Nevertheless, it’s troublesome to foretell the severity of contact precisely."
The evaluation revealed that the relative pace between the 2 vehicles was 30 km / h (19 mph), with an estimated affect angle of 90 levels. Though the wheel-to-halo affect was massive sufficient for the suspension of the Alonso McLaren to be damaged, the rim and tire of the entrance proper wheel remained intact.
The report additionally indicated that if the full weight of the McLaren had had an affect on Sauber Halo by the principle construction, the vitality would have been about 30 kJ (based mostly on 840 kg at 30 km / h). In flip, this might have had devastating penalties if as an alternative of Halo, Leclerc's helmet would have been hit.
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