The NTT IndyCar Series could race with the Red Bull Advanced Technologies developed aeroscreen straight away according to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon and Team Penske’s Will Power who became the first drivers to test the new aeroscreen at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The pair were delighted with how the test went and their insight was invaluable for the next test which takes place at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday where Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport. Hunter Reay will be joined by Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud.
IndyCar Series President Jay Frye was delighted with how the opening test went saying:
This is a total industry-changing driver safety solution, so we couldn’t be more proud of it. “This is, to me, a game changer – this is big. This is something that will really change the complexion of the sport for a long time to come.
The NTT IndyCar Series and Red Bull Advanced Technology have done a fantastic job with the development of aeroscreen alongside the teams and chassis builder Dallara going from the design to completed construction.
IndyCar expects all teams to have taken delivery of the aeroscreen prior to Christmas.