Red Bull's aeroscreen F1 cockpit concept makes debut at Sochi

Red Bull ran its aeroscreen Formula 1 cockpit protection concept for the first time on Daniel Ricciardo's car during first practice for the Russian Grand Prix

Red Bull's aeroscreen F1 cockpit concept makes debut at Sochi

The Australian completed one installation lap with the device on the car before returning to the pits and having it removed.

GALLERY: Red Bull's aeroscreen on track

On Thursday, Ricciardo said the team only planned to run it for one lap because it was keen to get on with the rest of its usual Friday programme.

"Because it's quite a structure, it's going to affect aero," he said.

"It's really just to see if it works and then we'll get on with our programme.

"We've got a few things to try on the car and obviously running that would affect it."

Following the lap, Red Bull released two videos of static tests it had carried out.

One showed an F1 wheel fired at the aeroscreen at a speed of 225km/h. The second was a one kilo ballistic test at a speed of 230km/h.

The aeroscreen is one of two cockpit protection design solutions - the other being the halo that Ferrari ran in pre-season testing.

shares
comments
Nico Rosberg sets commanding pace in first Russian GP practice

Previous article

Nico Rosberg sets commanding pace in first Russian GP practice

Next article

Sergey Sirotkin expects further Renault Friday practice call-ups

Sergey Sirotkin expects further Renault Friday practice call-ups
Load comments
The mid-season rule change that has left F1 teams scrambling Plus

The mid-season rule change that has left F1 teams scrambling

The technical directive issued by Formula 1 to reduce levels of automation in pitstops has given teams an unwelcome period of adjustment. Although safety was the primary goal, it has already had a significant impact on the title race and puts extra pressure on teams to deliver as the season reaches the business end

How the pandemic is continuing to bite F1 Plus

How the pandemic is continuing to bite F1

Uncertainty over the shape of the calendar doesn’t just vex the fans and the commercial rights holder. MARK GALLAGHER explains at how race promoters have been pushed to the financial brink

Hamilton at 100 wins: In his adversaries’ words Plus

Hamilton at 100 wins: In his adversaries’ words

Some 18 drivers have finished runner-up to Lewis Hamilton on his way to 100 wins. Three of those recall their battles with Formula 1’s centurion and give their personal insights into the seven-time world champion on his rise to unchartered territory

Formula 1
Sep 27, 2021
Russian Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Russian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2021 Russian GP was decided by late-arriving rain that allowed some to climb and caused others to plummet. But the events which played out beforehand are equally significant when considering the all-important driver ratings

Formula 1
Sep 27, 2021
How Mercedes made the “blind faith” call that won Hamilton his 100 milestone at Sochi Plus

How Mercedes made the “blind faith” call that won Hamilton his 100 milestone at Sochi

Until rain turned the Russian Grand Prix on its head in the closing stages, Lando Norris was set to convert his first Formula 1 pole position into a maiden win. But having recovered well from being shuffled back at the start, Hamilton and his Mercedes team called the changing conditions spot-on for a landmark 100th F1 victory

Formula 1
Sep 27, 2021
Why momentum is again behind Australia’s aces Plus

Why momentum is again behind Australia’s aces

At the Italian Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo turned around a troubled F1 season and, in F2, Oscar Piastri demonstrated once again that he is a potential star of the future. BEN EDWARDS weighs up the prospects of F1 having two Australian stars

Formula 1
Sep 26, 2021
The tough balancing act facing Schumacher’s Netflix film producers Plus

The tough balancing act facing Schumacher’s Netflix film producers

Michael Schumacher is the latest sporting superstar to get the ‘Netflix treatment’, with a special documentary film airing on the US streaming giant’s platform this month. DAMIEN SMITH has the inside track on how the filmmakers gained access to tell the human story behind one of Formula 1’s most publicity-shy champions - while the man himself, for obvious reasons, is in absentia… 

Formula 1
Sep 25, 2021
The times that suggest Verstappen should be confident of F1 Russian GP recovery Plus

The times that suggest Verstappen should be confident of F1 Russian GP recovery

For the second race in a row, Mercedes has ended the first day of track action on top. It’s in a commanding position at the Russian Grand Prix once again – this time largely thanks to Max Verstappen’s upcoming engine-change grid penalty. But there’s plenty to suggest all hope is not lost for the championship leader at Sochi

Formula 1
Sep 24, 2021