The new aeroscreen cockpit protection device that will be introduced by the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020 will be a huge success amongst the drivers.
The series completed a successful test with the aeroscreen at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week 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.
The drivers were thrilled with the test and with Ryan Hunter Reay and Simon Pagenaud testing on Monday they are sure to have similar thoughts to Dixon and Power.
The device which has been developed by Red Bull Advanced Technology is a massive step forward in cockpit protection and safety.
While testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway both Scott Dixon and Will Power tested the screen with the tear offs and this was not a problem for either driver.
The device has been designed with a heating element installed which means that it will not fog up or cause any restriction in visibility for the driver.
Speaking at the test Andy Damerum from Red Bull Advanced Technologies said:
For me, today was all about the drivers’ feedback and seeing what their response was to the device because we knew it was going to work as far as from a structural perspective. “We’ve still got a few more tests to do, some rig testing, but it’s all looking really good.”