IndyCar Tests More Powerful Windshield for Race Cars
IndyCar has announced that they will be testing a windshield that could protect race car drivers better. There have been various accidents and fatalities on the race track that could have been prevented by better head protection. The windshield design that IndyCar is planning is shaped like a halo which is placed in the center ahead of the driver.
This windshield is sturdy, so much that it uses the same material seen in fighter jets. IndyCar said they have been developing the product for two years already, and that now is the time to put this technology to the test.
The on-track test will occur at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, Ariz. on February 8 prior its test run for the Verizon IndyCar series racers. It is slated on a Honda-powered Chip Ganassi Racing car with Scott Dixon, four-time IndyCar champion, behind the wheel.