Nico Rosberg says he is “disappointed” the Halo’s introduction has been delayed until 2018 and doesn’t understand why a lack of driver feedback was cited.

After a meeting of the Strategy Group it was agreed that the Halo would not be introduced in 2017, with the device delayed by a year in order to allow further testing and development. Rosberg has been a vocal supporter of the Halo and he says he is disappointed by the outcome of Thursday’s meeting.

“Well it’s all ready to go, it just needs to be put on the car,” Rosberg said. “So for sure we all want it to be on the car, as soon as possible.

“I am disappointed, yeah, and we’re going to look into that.

“The large majority of the drivers agree that we need to get it on the car as soon as possible. It just makes sense, it’s just such a huge step in safety, so it’s disappointing to hear that it’s not going to get put on the car for next year but let’s see.”

When asked if he understands the reason for the decision, which was made on the rationale only four installation laps have been completed by three drivers with the Halo on, Rosberg replied: “No, I don’t understand, because then we can just test it this weekend or we could do it at Spa or whatever. We can do it in the same period of time.”

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