Halo in danger of distorting F1 - Alain Prost
Formula One legend Alain Prost believes eliminating risk from the sport is a "dangerous" strategy that could "distort" the competition.
Cars will feature the new halo head protection system for the first time in 2018 but the contraption has been met by a mixed response, with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff joking that he would remove it with a chainsaw given the chance.
Those sentiments have been echoed by Prost - a four-time world champion and special adviser to the Renault F1 team.
"I don't like it at all," he told Omnisport. "For a lot of reasons. For aesthetics, it changes the nature of the single-seater car.
"But if it brings a little more security, that's fine. Now that it’s here, we have to deal with it. But it's not something I appreciate.
"We can always improve things. But we must not distort what Formula One is.
"I think it's a little dangerous to want the risk at zero when we're in motorsport.
"[But] when we talk about a man's life, we cannot be against security.
"We have to accept it. It's been set up. Maybe there will be other ideas in the future that will be more aesthetic than those."