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Re: Britain 2022 Heroes and Zeroes
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2022, 07:01:08 PM »
I'd like to add a new Zero to the list:

Zero:  Alfa Romeo's roll over crash 'hoop' failed during Zhou's crash.  In replays you can see it snap off almost immediately. Yes, the halo protected him, but that's not the halo's job.  I'm glad Zhou is okay, I'm glad the cars have redundant safety systems, but that seems like a big fail on behalf of Alfa.

Jeri that seems a rather strange claim that the Halo is not a meant as protective device in a roll over.  :confused:

Surely Halo is a device to protect drivers heads & shoulders from harm whichever way the car is up. I'd say it's an integral part of the safety cage structures around the drivers, adding extra in the case of roll over; which is precisely how it performed.
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Britain 2022 Heroes and Zeroes
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2022, 01:34:49 PM »
I'd like to add a new Zero to the list:

Zero:  Alfa Romeo's roll over crash 'hoop' failed during Zhou's crash.  In replays you can see it snap off almost immediately. Yes, the halo protected him, but that's not the halo's job.  I'm glad Zhou is okay, I'm glad the cars have redundant safety systems, but that seems like a big fail on behalf of Alfa.

Jeri that seems a rather strange claim that the Halo is not a meant as protective device in a roll over.  :confused:

Surely Halo is a device to protect drivers heads & shoulders from harm whichever way the car is up. I'd say it's an integral part of the safety cage structures around the drivers, adding extra in the case of roll over; which is precisely how it performed.

I gave the zero to the roll over hoop, which failed spectacularly.

Obviously the halo performed brilliantly, but it's not meant to be the primary protection in a roll over, the hoop is.  I'm glad no one was seriously injured in the crash, and certainly redundancy is important to safety in all classes of motor racing (how many safety features did Zhou bypass before the crash fence finally caught him?)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Britain 2022 Heroes and Zeroes
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2022, 09:20:15 PM »
Analysis indicates the roll hoop was put under twice the load the FIA test requires, which itself was supposed to cover all imagined scenarios. No prizes for guessing that the FIA will require tougher rollhoops in 2023.
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Britain 2022 Heroes and Zeroes
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2022, 04:13:47 PM »
The good part of this is that, fortunately, this flaw in the specifications was discovered without injury. Such insights usually come with a much higher price.
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