British Grand Prix – Ferrari will complete part of the first free practice session with the ‘shield’ cockpit protection on Sebastian Vettel’s car.
The pursuit of increased driver head protection has yielded the ‘shield’ concept, which is designed to protect the driver’s head against large debris. The concept does not cover the driver’s head completely and the driver can leave the car in a similar fashion to current-specification cars.
Previous attempts at increased head protection saw the trial of the ‘halo’ device across the previous season, but due to the aesthetics of the device the concept was largely disliked by the drivers and fans.
Check out a gallery of the first public viewing of the shield head protection concept: