IndyCar to use Red Bull's aeroscreen for cockpit protection - polycarbonate
INDIANAPOLIS (AP )-
IndyCar will start using the "Aeroscreen" developed by Red Bull Advanced technology next season to protect the cockpit.
The security film will actually cover the open-
A clear screen is anchored to the air cockpit on a titanium frame.
Its purpose is to protect the driver from flying debris.
Justin Wilson hit his helmet with a piece of debris during a game in Pocono on 2015.
"IndyCar has been at the forefront of driver safety," said Scott Dixon, under five.
Time and defending champion.
"They have been looking for and evaluating what needs to be done.
If you look back at different times since the start of the car more than 100 years ago, this is what they have done in history.
"IndyCar has tested a variety of windshield concepts, including the concept of PPG airlines used in the test last year.
Although the driver who tested the windshield did not report any problems, a comprehensive test at the plant in PPG, Alabama showed that more work needed to be done before implementation.
IndyCar was able to use this study to provide more data and information for Red Bull to develop current designs.
IndyCar this month launched a debris deflator installed in the front of the cockpit, the device for the first time this month for the road race on the Indiana highway
Earlier than the first match scheduled for Sunday at Indianapolis 500. The 3-
With Red Bull completing its aviation screen, the inch titanium deflator is a temporary solution for the season.
The design of Red Bull is
In-house and anti-reflective coating
Through the atomization device of the heating element.
The titanium frame will be installed in three areas.
Load is expected-
The carrying capacity of 150 tons is equivalent to the FIA load of the "Halo" design currently used in f1.
1 kilonewton is approximately equal to 225 pounds, so the capacity of the screen will be close to 34,000 pounds (15422 ). 3 kilograms).
The driver will also have cockpit cooling options designed by Dallara, an IndyCar chassis supplier.
IndyCar hope in-
Follow-up testing with aeroscreen this summer and deliver approved products to all teams this fall.
Jay Frye, president of IndyCar, described aeroscreen as a collaborative effort between the series, Red Bull and Dallara, "truly demonstrating a relentless commitment and enthusiasm for improving driver safety.