Red Bull debuts its partially closed cockpit solution
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The Red Bull Racing Formula One team officially debuted its partially closed cockpit solution during practice this morning in Russia. They are the second team to test a solution on track, after Scuderia Ferrari ran a lap in Barcelona with its own partially closed cockpit back in March. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the sport’s governing body, announced in February that Formula One cars will be required to use some sort of cockpit protection starting in the 2017 season.
Red Bull is calling its solution the “aeroscreen,” and driver Daniel Ricciardo took one lap with it fixed to his car. The clear screen stretches 180 degrees around and in front of the driver, and is a bit taller than the driver’s helmet, protecting…