Bulls test out their halo during Silverstone run

Pierre Gasly tests out the halo for Red Bull
Pierre Gasly tests out the halo for Red Bull

Red Bull’s test driver Pierre Gasly carried out rudimental tests with a halo head protection device fitted to the RB12 on Tuesday.

Head protection devices are mooted to be introduced to F1 next season.

Gasly, who only completed one system-check lap with the halo installed, said: “For sure it looks different but from the inside of the car it doesn’t change much.”

Red Bull tested a windscreen device in Russia earlier this season, while Ferrari have pioneered the halo device, running it in pre-season testing as well as in the first free practice session at Silverstone last Friday.