‘That is a life saved’: Halo protects F2 driver Roy Nissany after Dennis Hauger is launched into the air over sausage kerb before landing ON TOP of him in horror crash at Silverstone
- Hauger was forced off the track and the sausage kerb launched him into the air
- The Norwegian landed on top of Nissany, who was coming around the bend
- Remarkably, both drivers emerged from their cars unscathed 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 frightening crash with Dennis Hauger in the opening lap as the pair engaged in a tight battle around the track.
Hauger was forced off the track and hit the inside sausage kerb, which launched him into the air before he landed on top of Nissany, who was coming around the bend.
Dennis Hauger (R) was forced off the track before the sausage kerb launched him into the air
The Norwegian landed on top of Roy Nissany, who he had been involved in a tight battle with
If it wasn’t for the halo, the protective curved bar which sits above drivers’ heads, the crash would surely have been fatal. But both Nissany and Hauger emerged from their cars unscathed.
Halos were controversially made mandatory by FIA in 2018, but if ever there was an example of why they are needed, this was it.
As the horrifying replays were shown, one commentator said: ‘That is a life saved unequivocally and I’m going to say it, I say it a lot on social media, sausage kerbs launch cars into the air – that is the most frightening accident you will see.
Remarkably, both Nissany and Hauger emerged from their cars unscathed after the incident
Nissany’s life was saved by his halo, the protective bar which was made mandatory in 2018
‘The halo saving the life of a driver there.’
It was a similar incident to when F1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided in Monza last year, when the Red Bull driver ran over the sausage kerb and bounced up on top of the Brit.
In 2016, Hamilton described the halo as ‘the worst looking mod in F1 history’, but it would go on to save his life.
The seven-time world champion tweeted after his crash with Verstappen: ‘It’s days like today, I am reminded of how lucky I am. It takes a millisecond to go from racing to a very scary situation. Today someone must have been looking down, watching over me.’