F1: Green light for safety 'Halo' prompts mixed response from fans

    Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari sports the "Halo" during practice at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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    • New "Halo" safety system introduced to F1
    • All F1 cars to be fitted with halo from 2018
    • Cockpit safety device polarizes opinion

    (CNN)News that Formula One cars will sport the new "Halo" cockpit protection system starting from next season has been met by a mixed response from motorsport fans.

    The announcement that all 20 cars on the 2018 grid will be fitted with the safety device to protect drivers from flying debris and other potential hazards was confirmed by motorsport's world governing body, the FIA on Wednesday.