The contingent of teams that make up the Formula One Strategy Group recently shelved plans to introduce a head-protecting device around the cars’ cockpits until at least 2018. Fortunately, the FIA followed up that news with a commitment to research the idea further. Here’s as complete a solution as it gets: close the…
Scuderia Ferrari showed off their latest, lightened Formula One head protection system (dubbed a “halo”) ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, reports Motorsport.com. The latest version features a revised hoop with a wider arc so as to prevent a driver from hitting his head on it in the case of a major crash.
Formula One technical chiefs have selected the “halo” concept to implement in 2017, per the BBC. The halo, along with the “aeroscreen” device suggested by Red Bull, is meant to improve driver head protection in the car. Ultimately, the halo was selected as it was believed to be the more ready of the two options.
Red Bull Racing has come up with their own “halo” solution for protecting Formula One drivers’ heads, and according to Motorsport.com, it’s gaining some support. Besides not looking like a giant flip-flop, Red Bull’s proposed solution has one support on each side of the driver’s head and a big, curved windshield.
Between safety and style, it’s pretty obvious which takes a higher slot on the importance list—unless, of course, you’re three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. In that case, forget the safety aspect of it all. It’s better that your 200-plus mph racing vehicle looks good, while going 200-plus mph.
Formula One drivers have been asking for better head protection for some time now. There’s progress on that front, because Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen just tested out Ferrari’s noggin-protection concept, and so far it seems feasible. But what’s it like to race with the giant post in front of your face?
Behave, humans and kangaroos alike. They’ve hired Master Chief from the Halo series of video games. Who needs roo snipers when the ultimate super-human soldier can simply blast the skippys off the track?
Now you know what the United Nations Space Command would do with a 2015 Ford F-150. This SuperCrew FX4 has been set up for off-road combat on alien worlds with Addictive Design’s XTR desert running upgrade kit and Halo livery. They call it “the Sand Cat.”
Before he let himself go, Marlon Brando was pretty much the pinnacle of American masculinity. Too bad that Halo didn't come out until a few months after the actor already finished his final role in the 2001 thriller The Score, then. Because you know what he could've used 48 years earlier on the set for The Wild One? A…
If you've ever wanted to hear the Top Gear star drawl "light plasma cannons", you should watch this clip of Jeremy Clarkson giving the rundown on the Warthog that'll feature in Halo 4.
One of the biggest surprises of this weekend's Halofest celebration of all things Halo here in Seattle is the news that Halo 4's Warthog will make its interactive debut this year, in a non-Halo game.
What happens when you combine a Toyota pickup with four XBOX systems, a Warthog from Halo and a Monster energy drink dispenser? You get Toyota's Tacoma All-Terrain Gamer (ATG) concept, the SEMA award-winner for greatest number of marketing gimmicks.
Christian Pearce, illustrator extraordinaire, sees no limits when it comes to his hot rod art, proving that even the touchscreen-enabled Nintendo DS and the homebrew app, Colors can be a deadly combo for imaginative creation.
The Halo video games offer a lot for both casual and hardcore gamers. What gets us excited is the Warthog, a gun-turret-wielding off-road beast. Lucky for us, Peter Jackson's workshops have brought it to life.
The unfortunate combination of extreme heat, cars, pets and irresponsible pet owners arrives every year along with the summer season, but this year a company is doing something about the problem. The Halo Pet Safety System consists of a standard-looking pet collar that includes a temperature sensor, along with a…
I had a chance to talk with David Rojas and Robert Jablonski, the exterior and interior designers of the Hummer HX Concept with one question on the table: What's the link between the HX and the Warthog from Halo? The answer wasn't as clear as I was hoping. I couldn't get either of the twentysomething designers to…
Concept cars are notorious for rarely making it to the street. But what about the enticing features that designers include in their dreamy visions of our automotive future? We combed through the files we've amassed at the show this week and come up with five features that don't stand a chance in hell of ever…
Hyundai's got the whole working products at cheap prices thing down, and now they're looking for a car to generate a little buzz to move the rest of their product line out the door at a faster clip than ever before. Citing the Pontiac Solstice as a "success," John F. Krafcik, Honda NorAm's VP of product development…