Red Bull Racing’s Aeroscreen Still An Option For 2018 F1 Season

FIA has confirmed that Red Bull Racing’s ‘Aeroscreen‘ could be introduced in 2018 if it is developed further.

RBR’s solution to improve cockpit safety was presented soon after Ferrari unveiled its ‘Halo’ system that is utilizing a carbon fiber ring around the driver’s head and a prominent vertical bar.

While the aeroscreen was better received by fans, Red Bull decided to cease development of it in order to allow it to fully focus on its 2017 car. Meanwhile, the halo was chosen by the FIA for use next year once it is developed fully.

At the Austrian Grand Prix, the Italian team presented ‘Halo 2’, an improved version that was used in a driver extraction test performed by local doctors and, while it took over 10 seconds for the driver to be extracted, FIA was happy with the progress presented.

Anyhow, whatever driver protection system is chosen, it will first have to pass a string of safety tests to ensure it is the optimal solution.

Via Motorsport

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  • Correct me if I’m wrong here, but that doesn’t appear to protect the head?

    • Vassilis

      Yes.

  • Maricaibo

    MB had something that looked like it had something like a halo. This is a foto of Angela and Deiter taken about 7-8 years ago. Have no idea what that white thing is.

  • Vassilis

    So the FIA wants to rush the introduction of the halo next year and then they’re open to introducing another solution in 2018? Why not wait and introduce the correct one when development is complete? It really isn’t something that must be rushed.

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