Super Formula to test halo with next


Super Formula will evaluate the halo after announcing plans to test the cockpit safety protection device on its next-generation SF19 car.

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The organisers originally never intended to place a halo on the SF19, with chassis manufacturer Dallara having taken other measures to ensure the car conforms with FIA’s 2016 F1 safety standards.

However, the SF19’s design has always provided for the option of incorporating the halo as an add-on, and a specification of the safety device has now been homologated.

The series now plans to test a halo-fitted SF19 car later this year, as confirmed by Dallara’s SF19 programme chief Fabio Grippa, although the exact date of the test is yet to be announced.

The halo could get running in one of the four manufacturer tests announced for the remainder of the year at tracks including Fuji, Motegi, Suzuka and Sugo.

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The next generation Super Formula SF19 car has been shaken down for the first time ahead of its introduction to the championship in 2019.

Chassis manufacturer Dallara completed production on a pair of SF19 cars this week and the cars were subsequently transported to the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti, near Varano in Northern Italy.

Honda SF driver Tomoki Nojiri gave the new car its first running as he undertook a systems verification test and eventually completed 71 laps over a span of four hours.

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