The Verizon IndyCar Series have confirmed that they will carry out a trial with a windscreen at the first open test of the 2018 season at ISM Raceway on Thursday 8th February.
Speaking about the news, Verizon IndyCar Series President of Competition and Operations, Jay Frye commented by saying:
This has been a long process, one that’s been very methodical and purposeful. “We have been striving to create a safety piece that aesthetically looks good and works in all conditions, and this is a test of those things. Any piece we put on an Indy car must work for multiple types of venues and different lighting conditions. It has to be versatile.
Frye went on to say:
We’ve tested this at Dallara’s simulator, but this will be the first time it has been on a car at speed. “So, this is just the next step in the process.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 Honda will carry out the initial test on February 9,