Feb.22 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg has admitted he is not among those who support the closing of the cockpits in formula one.
It is believed F1 is close to adopting the so-called ‘halo’ concept for 2017, to reduce the risk of head injuries.
GPDA chief Alex Wurz had said the initiative has the full support of the drivers, but Hulkenberg said: “For me it’s a personal thing, but I just think formula one cars should remain open.”
Asked if he simply doesn’t like the look of the ‘halo’, he added: “No, nothing like that. I just think that in general, open-wheel cockpits should be open.”
Hulkenberg’s view is interesting given that, in 2015, he won Le Mans with the closed-cockpit Porsche, but he explained: “That’s something else. Prototypes have always looked like that.
“Single seaters were always open and they should stay open,” the German added.