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.

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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.

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