Red Bull’s aeroscreen concept breaks cover
Red Bull tested its ‘aeroscreen’ cockpit protection device for the first time in Russia last weekend.
Formula 1 bosses have set a deadline of July 1 to decide which concept will be used for 2017, after Ferrari ran its halo device in pre-season testing.
Drivers are currently divided over which concept they prefer, with Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso speaking in favour of the aeroscreen – which Daniel Ricciardo said was fine visibility-wise.
Button said: “I think it looks pretty – I think it looks better than a normal Formula 1 car.”
However, Felipe Massa and Romain Grosjean both prefer the halo part, with Grosjean saying: “I prefer the halo system because I think in Formula 1 you have to get the helmet in the air.”
However, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is still against the concept entirely. He summarised his opinion of both designs with: “I don’t like any of it.”
Red Bull tested its new head protection device in practice