Red Bull Advanced Technologies were delighted with the opening day of track testing of their aeroscreen that the NTT IndyCar Series will introduce next year.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda and Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet conducted the first of an initial two day test.
Speaking following the test, Andy Damerum, Red Bull Advanced Technologies Commercial Development Officer commented saying:
“The first on-track test has been very positive today. “The product is working well and the drivers have given excellent feedback, without experiencing any visibility issues. It has been a tight schedule from initial design to getting the Aeroscreen ready for on-track testing and we are proud to be working with INDYCAR to deliver the concept on time. We have a few further tests to complete but so far the screen is providing the safety performance requested. The next step will be for INDYCAR and Dallara to fine-tune the cockpit cooling and a number of teams will complete on-track tests in the coming weeks before the screen makes its race debut in 2020.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner commented saying:
This is a fantastic project for Red Bull Advanced Technologies. “The company is building a reputation for excellence, utilising the skillset and experience of Formula One engineering, together with a keen focus on rapid development and rigorous testing. There could be no better example of this than a safety-critical project demanding cutting-edge engineering technology, delivered into the pressure cooker environment of INDYCAR racing.”