Why Don't F1 Cars Have Closed Cockpits?

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    Formula 1 cars have changed many times over the years... but why has a closed cockpit never been introduced?
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Victor Manuel
Victor Manuel

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Vor 18 Minuten
C Ayres
C Ayres

Halo is ridiculous... bring back the days of racing when, he with the biggest gentleman sausage, would win due to pure will. 30 years of watching F1 and its dull. Danger should be the middle name. You Don't see Moto GP riders worrying about safety... just winning.

Vor 5 Stunden
Magic
Magic

Introducing UF1 Space hip racing:

Vor 15 Stunden
Geolynton Jodius
Geolynton Jodius

first of all, it will be insufficient air for the driver, second, if there is a crash and the car is on fire and at the aame time the shild is jam, the driver will be dead in it.

Vor Tag
Peter Reggie
Peter Reggie

Because their bottom line is money

Vor Tag
sharkmanz
sharkmanz

pi play the f1 games a lot and the halo makes it harder to see things in front of you like the racing line and distant cars i understand the safety the halo employs so I'm thinking a closed off cockpit without the centre beam of the halo would make it easier to see in front of you both in the games and in real life thus allowing for more time to react to accidents and upcoming turns just my thoughts on the topic from what i know of how the halo works and how the driver see's past it.

Vor 2 Tage
Seier Redstone
Seier Redstone

I don’t know if i am late to the discussion but here I go: I think the halo design might stay for longer or doesn’t get replaced by the cockpit. I don’t know to what degree sound is an issue but I don’t want to imagine how bad it would be if it is. Also cooling appears much easier with the halo design than the canopy, since you don’t need to add any additional cooling as far as I know which could make the car heavier and slow it down potentially. Perhaps one of the possible solutions might be to help eliminate debris further. Maybe a possible introduction of something that is able to break or bent but not shatter into the general parts of a f1 car. I am far from even knowing enough to make an actual judgement on this stuff as I don’t follow sports in general. But maybe drivers could be protected by somehow making debris left by cars in the case of a crash less. If anyone knows about this or if something like that already exists please tell me I’d love to know.

Vor 2 Tage
Jeremy Reid
Jeremy Reid

An enclosed cockpit may reduce the pilots emergency exit, and it may enclose toxic fumes in case of a fire.

Vor 2 Tage
Me Here
Me Here

5:57 " inn just 15 MINUTES ¡¡¡ The Drivers be DED by Thenns ¿¿¿¿

Vor 2 Tage
ClusterFugue
ClusterFugue

2017 - "Halo? They're ruining F1 with a butt ugly "roll cage" that's gonna stick out like a sore thumb. It's an insult to the open wheel and open cockpit heritage that's the very foundation defining F1." 2018 - 2019 - "Oh well, at least they're not as fugly as I thought they were gonna be." 2020 - "I'm sure glad they didn't listen to me and everyone else who pushed back on that whole halo thing." ... 2021 - "Can we please just say no to any ideas of putting windscreens on F1 cars? Indy cars already kind of looked like F1's ugly, ungainly, overweight and boxy cousin, and those windshields amount to putting birth control glasses on the ugliest pig in the barnyard. FFS."

Vor 2 Tage
Rodrigo Souza
Rodrigo Souza

I think they could do some kind of THIN AIR TUBES connected to the legs and torso, to get air from outside the car, possibly 2x 0.4inches holes at front car. And with that you could close the cockpit like a fighter jet.

Vor 3 Tage
NICOtheHUT !!
NICOtheHUT !!

I like the look of the Indy car cockpit more then the current F1 cars. Gives them all a more unique look in my opinion.

Vor 3 Tage
Kadence Browning
Kadence Browning

F1 needs to put a plastic flap like a dog door on top to make cooling better

Vor 3 Tage
Gam3kid
Gam3kid

The halo right in the middle is so annoying to me. I don't know how they get used to it

Vor 3 Tage
Sparkey Jones
Sparkey Jones

The screen can be fitted or removed in 15 minutes to recover a driver, or for maintenance? 15 minutes? Now, does that seem safe? Can the driver exit the car quickly on his own with it in place?

Vor 3 Tage
Lei5ure
Lei5ure

It's open so that the drivers can get out quickly if there is a fire

Vor 3 Tage
Anthony Burns
Anthony Burns

an independent cockpit that on command will eject with the driver in it.

Vor 3 Tage
K. Z.
K. Z.

Why not 1. If fire good luck 2. Sticky hot black rubber on glass 3. Constant hitting off track sand gravel And many more.

Vor 3 Tage
Jorge A
Jorge A

indicar looks better

Vor 4 Tage
froot mates
froot mates

Uhm yeah with the canopy they’d be turbo broiled in the malaysian or singapore grand prix

Vor 4 Tage
Wolfdog
Wolfdog

I wouldn't mind a fighter jet style canopy I think I looks nicer then the areo screen

Vor 5 Tage
bkdguitarist
bkdguitarist

The IndyCar screen can be removed in 15 MINUTES to recover a driver? Well, good thing I don’t have to endure my burning car for more than 15 minutes. That would be bad.

Vor 5 Tage
Ellise Warner
Ellise Warner

Having an enclosed cockpit could have killed grojean last season actually

Vor 5 Tage
Bapak Hijau
Bapak Hijau

Might consider putting “c ram” on the car, and shooting down the debris or other car ?

Vor 5 Tage
Nathan Alex Jones
Nathan Alex Jones

Im fine with a closed cockpit but the glare from those screen just ruin the overall dumb I prefer the fighter jet style between the 2 though

Vor 5 Tage
2 CPS Noob
2 CPS Noob

2:14

Vor 5 Tage
Trevor Brown
Trevor Brown

Cause we like the look of motorcyclists in a race car

Vor 5 Tage
Gergő Tobler
Gergő Tobler

Grojean would have died in a closed cockpit.

Vor 6 Tage
Jos Neira
Jos Neira

so that the driver can get out easily incase of an emergeny situation occuring...what if the closing mechanism gets stuck? .....btw not looked at video at all....it's a no brainer

Vor 6 Tage
Mathew Gill
Mathew Gill

Surely the indycar solution isn't as safe as it would be harder to get out of the car or retrieve a driver if there was an accident

Vor 6 Tage
Robert Plesa
Robert Plesa

I think next step will be, drivers sitting in the nice air-conditioned room, and remotely drive their cars.

Vor 6 Tage
garry whitelaw
garry whitelaw

And every driver gets a participation trophy.

Vor 3 Tage
K. Z.
K. Z.

Its called esports.

Vor 3 Tage
Non Scientist Tries Science
Non Scientist Tries Science

A f1 car without a halo looks naked and unsafe to me nowadays. See what the future holds that make todays f1 car looks unsafe and naked.

Vor 6 Tage
da struggle
da struggle

Well, you still didn't answer the question. Why?

Vor 7 Tage
Ryan Lucas
Ryan Lucas

Money that's why be too expensive

Vor 7 Tage
Daniel
Daniel

If F1 did the full canopy or a version of the windscreen it would reduce the number of ways a driver could get out of the cockpit. I remember when Grosjean was talking about his accident, he tried getting out thru multiple holes in the halo. If he didn't have those options, his story could have ended differently. I hope F1 takes that into account.

Vor 7 Tage
Prussian Blue
Prussian Blue

I’m still surprised that F1 drivers aren’t clothed in bubble wrap! People forget that, when it was exciting, motorsport was a professional blood sport. The only motor racing left (worthy of kudos) is still endurance I.e. Le Mans

Vor 7 Tage
Chs Yank
Chs Yank

A full shielded cockpit makes sense. From the spectator's POV it doesn't really matter. When I first started watching F1 you could see the driver, then only the head, then just the top of the head and now not much. Safety over style.

Vor 7 Tage
mittaa brd
mittaa brd

They dont need te make it "to" safe

Vor 7 Tage
Andrew Social
Andrew Social

weight

Vor 7 Tage
Hamzan Wadi
Hamzan Wadi

Thats my questions when I was 8

Vor 7 Tage
Jacob Misuda
Jacob Misuda

Really simple answer: because the open cockpit is what really defines an f1 car. Any person can recognize an f1 car simply by the open cockpit, its something thats been there since the sport was created.

Vor 8 Tage
Biały Wilk
Biały Wilk

Today F1 is a joke. Before 2000's Formula 1 was actually the best sport series in the world.

Vor 8 Tage
Riley Hudson
Riley Hudson

One of my Aunt's best friend was Justin Wilson, although I was never able to visit his house to ever meet him, my parents did and Justin gave me a hat, a shirt, and a signed copy of his model car. may he rest in peace

Vor 9 Tage
cliff bird
cliff bird

think closed cockpits and the screens and halo will make it harder for drivers to get out in a hurry. IE if the car catches fire they need to get out fast. FIA has bought in a lot of new safety features over the years to protect drivers that actualy put drivers more at risk. so ended up banning them again. They banned pitstops cause pit crew were getting injured or killed by the cars drivers not wanting to wait for the all clear to pull out. That lasted a couple of seasons before they allowed pitstops again. Refueling was used rarely when it was legal. It was dangerous and took too long so most teams didnt bother to refuel they put enough fuel in the car to last the race. FIA decided to force teams to refuel by restricting the size of fuel tanks so no cars could finish the race unless they refueled. Then cause of fires refueling got banned again. FIA has a bad rep on safety features that cause more harm than good.

Vor 9 Tage
Dude
Dude

take the indy/red bull windshield and put slots in it. DONE! (structural integrity will be preserved via allmighty honeycomb design)

Vor 9 Tage
Alex Gaming
Alex Gaming

because it will make the car slower snd it takes to much weight

Vor 9 Tage
Nick Villalobos
Nick Villalobos

Seriously?!?! Too hot?! F1 you guys may be super rich, but dang you guys are super stupid... Just copy IndyCar.

Vor 9 Tage
Cuya
Cuya

Please... NO Closed Cockpits in F1. Integrated Halo does the trick. Partial Canopy/halo or Windscreen/halo at most but let drivers take naked saunas at a spa. INDYCAR will never be the same.

Vor 9 Tage
Toumassatos
Toumassatos

The halo looks like a flip flop

Vor 9 Tage
Rat-Zamak-Rod
Rat-Zamak-Rod

Why don't pilots just drive the cars remotely? There is no need to expose the pilot today. It can be done with RC—a simple safety measure.

Vor 10 Tage
Straight Sandwich
Straight Sandwich

As long as nobody dies

Vor 10 Tage
Marcus Firegone
Marcus Firegone

F1 is all about technology and innovation ... they just have not thought of a windshield yet :-)

Vor 10 Tage
Ника Кукава
Ника Кукава

15 minutes to recover a driver. That sounds safe for sure

Vor 10 Tage
LexDeCore
LexDeCore

Maybe I am the only one, but I like the desing of the halo. I think the shape of the actual F1 cars works pretty well with the halo desing.

Vor 10 Tage
Critical Thinker
Critical Thinker

Halo design doesn't protect small debris that flies at high speed

Vor 11 Tage
Muhammad Rafi Aziz
Muhammad Rafi Aziz

those driver deserve full protection, they could've died in a second when hit by debris

Vor 11 Tage
najm lion
najm lion

BECAUSE THE DRIVER NEEDS AIR FOR COOLING. I just saved your time. You're welcome.

Vor 11 Tage
fabriforte
fabriforte

maybe a grid..a titanium grid with holes leaving air passing through and much possibly visibility

Vor 11 Tage
Sean Vedell
Sean Vedell

FYI, Indy Car didn’t invent the helmet hose cooling system. NASCAR has been using it for years so credit where credit is due.

Vor 11 Tage
Fachuro
Fachuro

I think with a closed cockpit design Grosjean probably wouldn't be alive today - he had to pull himself out of the car, and after that crash the closed cockpit would've obstructed him.

Vor 11 Tage
Ellise Warner
Ellise Warner

Yeah exactly

Vor 5 Tage
jules_ coopman
jules_ coopman

It would be more aero.

Vor 11 Tage
Marjan Sarec
Marjan Sarec

F1 cars keep getting uglier, faster, less agile, less interesting, and safer. Nothing for a fan to see anymore.

Vor 11 Tage
Cyril Abiteboul
Cyril Abiteboul

Well this didn't age well

Vor 11 Tage
SuperYamaGucci
SuperYamaGucci

Closed cockpit WILL happen, it’s just a matter of when.

Vor 12 Tage
jmedias
jmedias

Grosjean wouldn't have been able to get out if his car had a wrap around wind screen like Indy

Vor 12 Tage
James DellaNeve
James DellaNeve

Aerospace has the frozen chicken test for engines and canopies. Where they are shot out of a cannon. It’s not surprising that the aerospace canopy passed.

Vor 12 Tage
Kairi A Faisal
Kairi A Faisal

Safety issue and temperature for driver.

Vor 12 Tage
Zerg
Zerg

Why stop at the jet fighter roof? I say go full ejection seat... computer triggered based on sensors.

Vor 12 Tage
RedWolf
RedWolf

Ok as soon as people use emojis in their videos, the cringe makes me hate it.

Vor 12 Tage
Demongornot
Demongornot

What I don't understand is, since the idea really started because of a small debris (the spring), why did they take a design that can't stop small debris??? The Halo + canopy design is the best as it protect from both big and small objects, but the Halo alone is a disaster waiting to happen, literally the exposed pilot area is much bigger than the front area of the halo!

Vor 13 Tage
Miggy Aviles
Miggy Aviles

Question thou...what would've happened to Grosjean? Would he not be able to escape or will the fire not be able to enter?

Vor 13 Tage
Prado Home
Prado Home

We need safety for the sport it’s just stupid without the halo

Vor 13 Tage
Michael
Michael

„can withstand 15 tons of force“

Vor 13 Tage
Jurriaan Ruitenberg
Jurriaan Ruitenberg

This video is from feb 2021 but does not mention grosjean's accident? How would that have been impacted? How likely would he have made it out with the added problem of a windshield in the way? Would it have helped maybe?

Vor 13 Tage
Ginjabredman
Ginjabredman

Didn't even watch the video but with common sense I would think safety, if the car was ever stuck and on fire. The glass would not be removable and he wouldn't be able to escape. Just look at the recent grosjean incident, if it was a closed cockpit he might be a lot more burned and fucked up. Also I'm sure maybe with technology it wouldn't be much of an issue but at speeds like that and vibration I can see the glass being an issue with vision. The glass won't stay clean always and with the sun and everything I would think it would cause visual problems. On top of that I doubt they would install A/C in those things and with a closed cockpit in the sun, some of the locations would scorch the drivers. Maybe everything I said can be fixed or isn't an issue but with no engineering knowledge and just common sense, it seems like it's not the best idea.

Vor 14 Tage
Scythe
Scythe

One massive con with a closed cockpit would be F1 drivers unable to quickly release themselves from their seats when in a crash causing a fire in the car which could set the engine alight possibly blowing up the F1 car while the driver attempting to open up the cockpit.

Vor 14 Tage
Shockwave Toy Reviews
Shockwave Toy Reviews

Because it’s disgusting

Vor 14 Tage
DriedRhombus1
DriedRhombus1

I still think it looks stupid, why does there have to be a post in the middle? Why not 2 on either side?

Vor 14 Tage
aizat27
aizat27

Need touchscreen with Spotify installed.

Vor 14 Tage
Sharko Channel
Sharko Channel

1:22 clean etnies lo cuts those are rare to see!

Vor 14 Tage
Lucas Olivieri
Lucas Olivieri

just put the damn halo in front of the screen and call it a fooking day

Vor 15 Tage
LM01
LM01

So basically before 2 deaths it was all about looks over safety

Vor 15 Tage
DEVARA
DEVARA

4:19 it looks so cool

Vor 15 Tage
Jørgen Brenna
Jørgen Brenna

Tbh I think the halo is and looks great. It gives the car a more flowing look and it helps the safety massively. The cars would just look weird without them now I think

Vor 16 Tage
Perhaps
Perhaps

Star Trek has been using force-fields for their brigs for decades. If Gene Roddenberry used them in the 1960s, then what is the problem using them now?

Vor 16 Tage
Lé Pee Krahn
Lé Pee Krahn

Not criticizing, but they're looking more and more like cars from Speed Racer

Vor 16 Tage
Trueno AE86
Trueno AE86

The indy car thing seems so claustrophobic like it would be hard to get out of. High windscreen all around plus a tube attached to the helmet

Vor 17 Tage
Cody 2504
Cody 2504

Also look how dirty the cars got in turkey 2020 it would be a nightmare to see out the cockpit and multiple stops would be made to clean the aero screen

Vor 17 Tage
Rushil N
Rushil N

Air-conditioning isn't an option?

Vor 17 Tage
The Chumps been dumped.
The Chumps been dumped.

If Roman Grosjean had been under a canopy, he’d have been trapped inside.

Vor 17 Tage
Alfonso Martinez
Alfonso Martinez

I honestly do not like the subtitles interweaved into the video and the sudden larger fonts. Sucks to watch

Vor 17 Tage
Raj Modi
Raj Modi

👍🏻

Vor 18 Tage
William Cheng
William Cheng

Air con n a cup holder...

Vor 18 Tage
Marco Bonera
Marco Bonera

Why not having two support structures at the sides to have a clean vision instead of one exactly at the middle?

Vor 18 Tage
Miroslav Momcilovic
Miroslav Momcilovic

Imagine when groesjan had a crash if it was closed cockpit, would he survive?

Vor 19 Tage
CharlieW
CharlieW

No one knows

Vor 19 Tage
favec Blop
favec Blop

If this would be the Design, grosjean would probably be dead

Vor 20 Tage
XM291 ATAC
XM291 ATAC

Closed cockpit with an emergency seat 😂

Vor 20 Tage
Anata
Anata

tbh indy car design look sick

Vor 20 Tage
Nick
Nick

I hated the Halo at first. But now I would prefer that over a windscreen. Plus it actually looks good

Vor 21 Tag
Gravelord Nito
Gravelord Nito

Just leave it open

Vor 21 Tag
CharlieW
CharlieW

Like how it is today or do you mean no halo?

Vor 19 Tage

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