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IndyCar Deems Aeroscreen’s First On-Track Test A Success
October 3, 2019
Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champion Will Power of Team Penske conducted tests around the iconic 2.50-mile oval.
IndyCar Deems Aeroscreen’s First On-Track Test A Success

INDYCAR, in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, staged its first on-track test of its new aeroscreen on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the officials and drivers involved “couldn’t have been more pleased,” according to a press release from the organization.

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champion Will Power of Team Penske—both Indianapolis 500 winners—combined to run nearly 650 incident-free miles around the iconic 2.5-mile oval.

Neither reported issues with visibility, head buffeting or car handling with the aeroscreen that will be fitted to all NTT IndyCar Series cars for the 2020 season.

“We had pretty high expectations, and we’ve probably exceeded them already,” INDYCAR President Jay Frye said. “I think it’s done everything we thought it would do and then some. Obviously, we’ve learned a lot.

“I think the most important thing is the foundation is right … and it’s been a very turn-key event, so we’re really proud of that.”

The aeroscreen has been developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies to reduce the risk of driver injury from debris or other objects striking the cockpit area.

For more information on the aeroscreen design and testing, visit here. For more information on INDYCAR, visit indycar.com.