- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen briefly used a prototype of the new head protection device during Formula One preseason testing on Thursday.

The Finnish driver did an installation lap with the device fitted to his Ferrari SF16-H before it was removed and he carried on testing without it.

The sport is looking at ways of improving cockpit security to leave drivers less exposed to the risk of head injuries after French driver Jules Bianchi and British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died last year.

The “halo” design works by forming a kind of semi-circular barrier around the driver’s head and is the concept most favored as it offers protection against flying debris without completely closing the cockpit.

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