Red Bull team boss Christian Horner thinks Formula 1's halo protection system could be replaced in the near future with a “windscreen” system that will be used in the US Indy series next season.
While Formula One and the rest of the FIE under-season racing series 2018 start a new era with the Halo system, they have unveiled their version of the system designed to protect the cockpit in the American IndyCar series.
Indy Series executives have repeatedly refused to implement the Halo system on their cars, as analyzes have shown that it is not suitable for oval racing. The halo is intended to significantly impede the driver's field of view.
The IndyCar series, which has faced two tragic deaths in recent years when Justin Wilson and Dan Wheldon have lost their lives, has been developing its version of the protection system for some time now, in collaboration with the Dallara chassis manufacturer, called “windscreen”.
Horner is convinced that this kind of system could soon be seen in Formula 1 as well:
“It will be interesting to watch how it all works out in the Indy series. I think this is an interesting solution that could be seen soon in Formula One. ”