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Grafik zeigt Details der Kollision zwischen Hamilton und Verstappen, sowie Erklärung zum "Halo" Sicherheitssystem.


Hamilton: ‘Halo’ hat mir das Leben gerettet

By Chris Dinsdale

September 13, 2021 - Die 72. Formel Eins Weltmeisterschaft wird fortgesetzt. Der siebenfache Weltmeister Lewis Hamilton lobte das "Halo" Sicherheitssystem, das sein Leben bei der Kollision mit Max Verstappen von Red Bull beim Großen Preis von Italien gerettet hat.

The ‘Halo’, introduced into F1 in 2018, is a cockpit protection device designed to improve driver safety in the event of an accident -- in particular to deflect debris away from head. It is estimated to add 14kg to the car’s weight.

Hamilton’s crash with rival Max Verstappen occurred on lap 26 of 53 at Monza as Verstappen approached the Variante del Rettifilo at 225mph and Hamilton exited the pit-lane.

The pair are locked in a tense battle for the drivers’ title this season, with Verstappen -- aiming for first F1 world title -- currently leading driver standings by five points with eight scheduled races remaining.

PUBLISHED: 13/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images