Red Bull Advanced Technologies who designed the aeroscreen system that the NTT IndyCar Series with adopt next season can withstand greater loading and impacts compared to the Halo system currently being used by Formula One and other racing series.
The aeroscreen had its first official test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda and Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Team Penske Chevrolet in action.
Red Bull Advanced Technologies says that the aeroscreen can withstand a weight of 150Kn(kilonewtons) compared to 125 for the Halo.
There will be further testing of the aeroscreen on Monday with Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay testing at Barber Motorsports Park.
Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden will be back in action on October 15 at Richmond Raceway.
Arrow McLaren Racing SP’s James Hinchcliffe and Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais will be action at Sebring International Raceway on November 5.