Lewis Hamilton slams ‘Halo’ device in Instagram post

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Three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has made the strongest statement yet against the proposed ‘halo’ device, which made its testing debut this morning in the hands of Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton had been less than complementary anyway about the device in interviews, but took full aim at it this evening.

In an Instagram post, Hamilton wrote, “Please no! This is the worst looking mod in Formula 1 history. I appreciate the quest for safety but this is formula 1, and the way it is now is perfectly fine.”

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There’s been plenty of “this could be OK” or “I don’t really like it” type comments from drivers, but to see Hamilton come out so strongly, forcefully and vehemently against it is a major piece of news.