Halo device saves lives after two horror crashes in F1 and F2

BEN STANSALL / AFP

Two major accidents happened at Silverstone this weekend in both Formula 1 and Formula 2 with 'Halo' devices saving drivers lives.

The halo was introduced to F1 cars in 2018 and since its introduction has kept drivers safe, once again highlighted at Silverstone on Sunday.

In Formula 2 an accident occurred on lap two when Roy Nissany went wide off the track and shot directly back onto the circuit into the path of Dennis Hauger.

The Norwegian driver's car flew into the air and on top of Nissany before coming to a stop in the gravel, with the halo device keeping the Israeli safe.

In Formula 1 the race was red-flagged after Guanyu Zhou's Alfa Romeo flipped over the tyre barrier and became wedged between it and the catch fence on lap one. He was later given the medical all-clear.

Both of this incidents once again proving the controversial Halo feature on the car to be a life saving addition.

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory, Red Bull's Sergio Perez finished runner-up, 3.779 seconds behind, with seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes in his home race and taking fastest lap for a bonus point.

Championship leader Max Verstappen finished seventh for Red Bull with a damaged car, while Mick Schumacher scored his first points in F1 with eighth for Haas.

After 10 of 22 races, Verstappen tops the standings on 181 points, 34 ahead of team mate Perez and 43 clear of Leclerc.

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