Halo protects F2 driver Roy Nissany after horror Silverstone crash ahead of British Grand Prix
‘That’s a life saved’: Halo protects F2 driver Roy Nissany after Dennis Hauger is launched into the air over a sausage rim before landing ON TOP of him in a horror crash at Silverstone
- Hauger was pushed off the track and the sausage rim launched him into the air
- The Norwegian landed on top of Nissany, who came around the bend
- Remarkably, both drivers got out of their cars unharmed after the incident
- Nissany’s life was saved by his halo, the protective bar made mandatory in 2018
Roy Nissany had a lucky escape when his halo saved him from death during the F2 feature race at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix.
The Israeli was involved in a terrifying crash with Dennis Hauger on the opening lap as the pair engaged in a tight battle around the track.
Hauger was pushed off the track and hit the inner curb, which threw him into the air before landing on top of Nissany, which rounded the bend.
Dennis Hauger (R) was pushed off the track before the sausage rim threw him into the air
The Norwegian landed on top of Roy Nissany, with whom he had had a fierce battle
Without the halo, the protective curved beam that sits over the driver’s heads, the crash would certainly have been fatal. But both Nissany and Hauger got out of their cars unharmed.
Halos were controversially mandated by the FIA in 2018, but if ever there was an example of why they are needed, this was it.
When the horrific reruns were shown, one commentator said: “That’s a life unequivocally saved and I’m going to say it, I say it a lot on social media, sausage carts launch cars into the sky – that’s the most terrifying accident you’ll see.” .
Remarkably, both Nissany and Hauger emerged from their cars unharmed after the incident
Nissany’s life was saved by his halo, the protective bar that was made mandatory in 2018
‘The halo that saves a driver’s life there.’
It was a similar incident to when F1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided at Monza last year, when the Red Bull driver ran over the sausage rim and bounced on top of the Briton.
In 2016 Hamilton described the halo as ‘the worst looking mod in F1 history’ but it would save his life.
The seven-time world champion tweeted after his crash with Verstappen: “These are days like today, I am reminded how lucky I am. It takes a millisecond to go from racing to a really scary situation. Someone must have looked down and watched over me today.’