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The ‘Halo’ That Saved F1’s Zhou Guanyu Was Once Reviled

Mercedes AMG’s Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton opposed the safety feature at its introduction.

Zhou Guanyu skids across the track after a collision during the British Formula One Grand Prix on July 2.

Zhou Guanyu skids across the track after a collision during the British Formula One Grand Prix on July 2.

Photographer: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu credited the ‘halo’ for keeping him alive following his harrowing first-corner crash at Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

Here, the PA news agency takes a closer look at the Formula One’s cockpit protection device.