The NTT IndyCar Series completed their final aeroscreen test of 2019 with a number of teams in action at Sebring International Raceway on Tuesday.
Arrow McLaren SP drivers Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward were joined by four time champion Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing at the test.
Speaking following the action, IndyCar’s Vice President of Competition and Engineering Bill Pappis said:
And we checked boxes with drivers who had not previously experienced the Aeroscreen.
Pappas went on to say:
These will be areas with specific parts. “Teams won’t be free to develop their own ductwork.”
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais said:
“It’s figuring out what’s the best (cooling) option. “But it’s nothing we can’t work through.
“In races, we drive through clouds of debris, particularly on speedways and superspeedways, so I think this is a massive step (in protection). It’s a much safer place for us IndyCar drivers – I think everyone is pleased with it.
Arrow McLaren SP’s Patricio O’Ward said:
You can barely tell the screen is there because it’s pretty clear. “Obviously, it’s a bit more enclosed, but you see everything you usually see. The eyes kind of look around the halo, so you don’t really notice it. Once you’re pushing, you don’t really see the Aeroscreen