Halo im­per­fect

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Sebastian Vet­tel says more work is needed on F1’s halo cock­pit pro­tec­tion de­vice after test­ing the lat­est ver­sion in Fri­day prac­tice at Sil­ver­stone. The Fer­rari driver has raised con­cerns over vis­i­bil­ity. “For­ward vis­i­bil­ity was fine be­cause it was just an in­stal­la­tion lap,” he said. “Full vis­i­bil­ity was OK, ob­vi­ously you still have some­thing in the mid­dle [the pil­lar], but you lose quite a bit on top of you. You’re not look­ing in the sky when you drive around but it needs some fur­ther run­ning.”

Haas fielded teams in many other se­ries – most no­tably in part­ner­ship with Lola in F1 with two largely un­suc­cess­ful years in 1985 and ’86. He also ran cars in For­mula 5000, Can-am and NASCAR hav­ing been a racer him­self in the 1950s.

Mario An­dretti said: “Carl had a heart of gold and a deep com­mit­ment to our sport. He earned the re­spect and ad­mi­ra­tion of his com­peti­tors and all those who drove for him through the years for be­ing tena­cious yet fair.

“His legacy es­pe­cially in Indy­cars will be his phe­nom­e­nal record of vic­to­ries and cham­pi­onships.

“When I re­call the joys of my whole ca­reer, I have to in­clude my ten­ure at New­man/haas be­cause of the peo­ple.

“The sport has lost a colour­ful char­ac­ter, but Carl Haas is un­for­get­table. He will al­ways be an icon in mo­tor­sports and my­self and so many oth­ers have lost a dear friend.”

Bour­dais added: “Back in 2002, Carl gave me the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time when he hired me to drive for the 2003 sea­son.

“He did so with no spon­sor to run the car, and I will be for­ever grate­ful for the faith he placed in me.

“To­day, I can only feel priv­i­leged to have been able to con­trib­ute with poles, wins and cham­pi­onships to Carl’s rac­ing legacy.”

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