The scrapes on the Sauber's halo work well to convert former disbelievers into supporting the structure. There is a real chance Leclerc could have been seriously hurt or killed in the crash, but as it happened, the incident only meant the end of the race for Leclerc, not a season, career or life.
The image tweeted by the official F1 account speaks volumes:
Later, F1 tweeted this pretty wild 360-degree video from Leclerc's car:
And as "Top Gear" presenter Chris Harris tweeted:
Yesterday's F1 crash completely vindicates the halo-supporters. I wasn't one and was completely wrong.— chris harris (@harrismonkey) August 27, 2018
Back when the season began, the Mercedes-Benz F1 team announced that the halo on the Mercedes car is strong enough to bear the weight of a double-decker London bus. As well as flying debris, detached wheels — and entire flying Formula 1 cars.