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IndyCar riders to be protected by aeroscreens next season



Indycar has unveiled a protective aeroscreen that will be added to its cars next season.

Developed in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the device essentially combines a Formula 1

-style, three-point titanium halo frame with a polycarbonate

IndyCar has been searching for a driver safety solution since Justin Wilson was hit by rubble in 2015 at the Pocono Raceway.

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The glare-free screen is equipped with a fog-free heating element and the unit has a load capacity of 150 kilotons. A cockpit cooling system is also being developed to work with it.

"IndyCar has always been at the forefront of driver safety," said Scott Dixon, the five-time reigning champion of the IndyCar series. "They're constantly looking for and evaluating what to do, as they've done throughout history, looking at the different eras since the car race started over 100 years ago."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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