The NTT IndyCar Series will see their new aeroscreen safety innovation makes its race debut at the 2020 season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg next weekend.
Following months of preparation and development thanks to the collaboration of IndyCar, Dallara, PPG, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and the NTT IndyCar Series teams the aeroscreen is ready to go.
The new device looks fantastic and following testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other tracks and Spring Training at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas the teams and drivers are delighted with the progress that has been made with the device.
The aeroscreen was first developed by the Red Bull Racing Formula One team in 2016 however it was decided that the the sport would go down a different route with the introduction of the halo.
The NTT IndyCar Series were monitoring the development of the aeroscreen and it was announced at the 103th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge last May that Red Bull Advanced Technologies had been selected along with PPG to develop the aeroscreen.
Speaking about the NTT IndyCar Series use of the aeroscreen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said:
Since the first prototypes were developed and demonstrated in 2016, the potential of Aeroscreen to improvethe safety for drivers inthe event of frontal impacts in the cockpit area of cars has been clear. This newpartnership with INDYCAR gives us at Red Bull Advanced Technologies the go-ahead to fully explore thatpotential, and to deliver a protection system that will help prevent serious injuries and potentially save lives in the U.S.’ premier single-seater series. We’re looking forward to seeing the results race in 2020.