Like you already did the F1 in 2018, the American category IndyCar He decided maximize the safety of the interior of your cars from 2020. It won't be with him Halo, as with F.1, but with the Aeroscreen, a development carried out by Red Bull Advanced Technologies and that at the time was discarded by the International Automobile Federation.
The system that Red Bull created consists of a laminated polycarbonate screen with anti-reflective coating on the inside and a device to prevent fogging. Anchored in three different points of the car, withstands impacts of up to 150 kilonewtons, which is equivalent to the resistance of the Halo but adding a side protection.
“This collaborative effort between Red Bull Advanced Technologies, Dallara and IndyCar demonstrates a relentless commitment and passion to improve driver safety. We would like to thank all of Red Bull Advanced Technologies for creating a design that will significantly improve motorsport safety, not only at IndyCar but also from a global perspective. ” said Jay frye, president of the Yankee series.
“Since we developed and demonstrated the first prototypes in 2016, the potential of the Aeroscreen to improve the safety of pilots in the event of frontal impacts has been evident. This partnership with IndyCar allows us to move forward to fully explore that potential and help prevent serious injury and potentially save lives in America's leading monopost category. ” said Christian horner, head of Red Bull Racing.
Last year IndyCar tested a concept similar to Red Bull's Aeroscreen that was developed in conjunction with PPG Aerospace. However, this part was scrapped because testing revealed that more work was needed before it was implemented.