I was reading that Red Bull are going to source anti glare coatings for inside and out and rain protection for the screen.dizlexik wrote:Blinky McSquinty wrote:First off, I'm sick and tired of people dragging out the old "but it would not have saved Bianchi" argument. He wasn't killed by something hitting his head, it was the sudden stop. Even if he had been in a top fuel dragster cage he still would have suffered the same fate.
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I voted for the Red Bull Aeroscreen because it is able to stop smaller objects because of the transparent screen. Aesthetically, I like the Ferrari Halo. But this is a work in progress, different organizations are attempting to find a solution that is inevitable, improved driver head protection. Who knows, maybe the end result is a full canopy. But whatever is written into the rules will be something more and something unlike the proposed Red Bull and Ferrari designs presently on the table.
Personally I'd like to see the Deltawing design slimmed down from two to one driver and implemented.
It's not that current F1 cars are looking nice, we are just used to them. If the can solve visibility issues in rain and reduce reflections to minimum, I think aeroscreen is the way to go.
And to support you argument that head protection isn't reaction to Bianchi accident. This is video from 2011: https://vimeo.com/26098946 See FIA was already testing such a stuff.
They are also going to run it again in the next 2 race weekends in free practise to test it out.
If the screen gets the go ahead, they will all be made by the one company (expert company that supplies jets etc) and supplied to the teams. (So no crazy designs to get an aero advantage) The support part still might be made by the teams as it needs to be mounded to the chassis.
I think with next years wider cars, lower rear wings and the other changes, the screen might be more in proportion to the car.
On the halo, if debris, or say the nose of a car (with front wing broken off it) go under that halo, it would guide the whole nose straight into the drivers helmet. I think the Halo might cause more deaths.
The screen might actually prevent one.