Ricciardo disagrees with Hulkenberg’s halo comments

by Paul Hensby

Daniel Ricciardo does not agree with Nico Hulkenberg’s thoughts about the halo head protection system, and believes if it is safer then its not for a driver to say whether they like it or not.

The Red Bull Racing driver points out that the Formula 1 car design change from 2008 to 2009 was thought about as ugly, but does not feel the halo is as bad as that, and the Australian says that Hulkenberg does not need to be a hero with his comments.

“It’s not about if we like it or not,” insisted Ricciardo of the proposed halo system. “It’s if we can run it and if it’s safer.

“From what I saw it seems OK. For me when the cars went from 2008 to 2009 it was a big change and the cars were ugly. I don’t think the halo is as dramatic as that.

“I heard Hulkenberg say some things. I don’t agree with that because there’s no need to be a hero about this situation.

“It doesn’t change the sport or the speed of the car. It’s just if there are any flying objects it’s extra protection for us.

“I don’t know why he’s puffing his chest out on something like that. It doesn’t make sense.”

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