First look at Red Bull designed Aeroscreen in IndyCar test
A trial run of the Aeroscreen cockpit protection device has been given the thumbs up by IndyCar drivers Will Power and Scott Dixon.
Power and Dixon conducted an eight-hour test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the device potentially set to be introduced to IndyCar, which has opted against the Halo, which is now used across FIA open-cockpit series.
The device was first seen in Formula 1, when tested by Red Bull in 2016, and the F1's team's Advanced Technologies division remains the driving force behind its implementation.
IndyCar President Jay Frye said: "The foundation of the Aeroscreen is very sound and now we're also working on the various accessories.
"It has been a hugely successful test thus far and we haven't seen anything we didn't anticipate."
IndyCar champions Power and Dixon also gave favourable reviews.
Power said: "You could race this weekend, no problem – you could do that, that wouldn't be an issue. That shows what good of a job they've done just bolting it straight on."
Five-time IndyCar champion Dixon pointed out a key difference between driving with and without the device.
"Compared to just having your head exposed and all that wind and all the noise, it's almost like you're in a road car driving around," he said.
"It's extremely quiet. You hear the engine a lot more. It's kind of weird actually. It felt very odd.
"I can hear my radio for a change. Normally I can't hear that."
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