German Sebastian Vettel became the first driver at Silverstone to test the new cockpit protection system to be used from next Formula 1 season.
At the start of the first free practice session of the British Grand Prix, the Ferrari driver used the system known as “The Shield”(The Shield), which will allow competitors to protect themselves from the possible hit of objects that detach from other vehicles.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) recently recommended the introduction of the “Shield” system over the so-called “Halo”, which was already tested last year and received criticism for the visibility problems it generated.
The “Shield” system, made up of a transparent polycarbonate protection that is integrated into the car, will be evaluated in various tests throughout the season and it is expected that in the next championship it will be fully introduced in all cars.
Vettel complained of visibility problems and therefore only completed one lap ...[sam_pro id = 0_1 codes = ”true”]