SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Ferrari will trial a new transparent frontal protection cockpit ‘shield’ in British Grand Prix practice at Silverstone next week, Formula One’s governing body said on Saturday.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said the aim was to carry out a first full track test at Italy’s Monza circuit in September.
Silverstone - Drivers - Feedback - Development - Process
Silverstone will allow drivers to give initial feedback early in the development process, however.
The shield is an open canopy in front of the driver and made from polycarbonate, a tough but see-through thermoplastic polymer.
Aim - Driver - Head - Debris - Vision
The aim is to protect the driver’s head from flying debris without obstructing his vision.
The FIA has been focusing on that concept rather...
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