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The Formula 1 governing body has admitted it wants to see the controversial “Halo” concept get rolled out across the spectrum of open-wheel racing.

Many drivers, insiders and fans are unhappy the flip-flop-style safety innovation will protect the open cockpits of every F1 car next year, but FIA technical boss Laurent Mekies said a successful Halo should be widely used.

“There is no sense in something like Halo if it cannot be introduced in another similar series,” Mekies said. “That doesn’t mean the same version will be used everywhere, but I think it would be hard to understand if only the best drivers were protected by something like that.

“F1 is the best environment for testing and research of solutions, so it was only natural that we developed it here, but it is obvious that our intention is to introduce the concept in other series.”

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