Earlier today, the Verizon IndyCar Series revealed that it will test a windscreen at ISM Raceway in Phoenix during next weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series’ open test as part of an ongoing effort to offer better protection for the driver’s head.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon will be the first driver to sample the new windscreen, which has been under development for close to two years, with a focus on ensuring that the driver can properly see through the screen in various light conditions.
“This has been a long process, one that’s been very methodical and purposeful,” said INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye when the announcement was revealed on INDYCAR’s website. “We have been striving to create a safety piece that aesthetically looks good and works in all conditions, and this is a test of those things. Any piece we put on an Indy car must work for multiple types of venues and different lighting conditions. It has to be versatile.”
Dixon will conduct the test next week on the day scheduled for rookie oval testing, with Dixon’s run slated for late in the afternoon.