'Sceptical' Marko admits Halo saved Zhou's life last Sunday
Jul.5 - There is no longer any doubt that the cockpit protection innovation known as 'Halo' belongs in Formula 1.
He admits to once being "sceptical" about Halo, as it threatens the delicate 'DNA' of the sport.
Former FIA president Jean Todt claims to have been vindicated in pushing so hard for Halo, commenting after Silverstone that he is "glad I followed my convictions" despite "strong opposition".
Marko says he, like millions of others around the world, was gravely concerned about Guanyu Zhou after the frightening lap 1 crash.
"We didn't see any detailed images for a long time which is usually a sign that something bad is going on," he told Servus TV. "But then we got the message that it wasn't so bad.
"You have to say that is really thanks to Halo. There's no way Zhou would have survived without it.
"But this also shows how well the FIA is developing safety."
However, he warned that Formula 1 should not overreact about the fact that only a thin spectator fence stopped Zhou's rolling car from hitting spectators.
"We can't speak of a sore point here as every crash is different," said Marko.
"The FIA reacts very quickly," he added. "What happened here will no longer happen in the foreseeable future.
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