Magnussen: "Five seconds is too long if the car is on fire"


After escaping unharmed when his cockpit caught fire during Practice, Kevin Magnussen has raised doubts about the adequacy of extraction times for F1 cars fitted with Halo devices. 

When asked if the outcome could have been a different story with a Halo, Magnussen said: "Possibly. I've never run the Halo so I'm not the best person to ask, but maybe you can ask some of the guys who have run it – and see if we can still get out as quick.

"In my opinion, five seconds is too long if the car is on fire. And you don't want to take five seconds. It is an interesting question."

I'm still concerned that the Halo causes more problems than it solves.