FIA considering closed cockpit F1 in the future?

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  1. DcrRaikkonen

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    As smart as the teams and FIA are I don't think a canopy would slow the driver extraction process much. You still can't get out of an open wheel car today if it lands on it's roll hoop
     
  2. TenEightyOne

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    Alonso seemed to manage, even if it was just to calm his mother.
     
  3. Bo

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    I was running on from @Samus' comment about peoples' views of change in motorsport in the past. A little off-topic, but it was in reply to someone.

    Regarding the staggering amount of people, I didn't mean to insinuate a majority - more the fact that I'm surprised anyone at all would think like that. Perhaps I made it a little ambiguous, but it's just my personal feeling towards what I've come across.
    There's an example in this very thread:
    Granted it specifies F1, but the general sentiment is still there.

    Again, I don't think you're going to understand the amount of such comments that go on until you really delve into all forums and social media platforms. GTP is a rather sane place, which can't be said for a lot of other places.
     
  4. DcrRaikkonen

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    He kinda landed on his side instead of the Roll Hoop
     
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    Ah, but for the days when Martin Brundle got out of the car, went back to the pits, climbed into the spare chassis and made the restart, all in the spacd of half an hour ...
     
  6. TenEightyOne

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    Try Perez, Hungary then.

    Are you sure that

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    Red Bull have confirmed that they will run their version of the cockpit protection system in Free Practice.
     
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  9. TenEightyOne

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    They're calling it the "aeroscreen", apparently. I'm looking forward to see it. Clever move for sponsor exposure too.
     
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    I wonder if Ricciardo or Kvyat like Fig Newtons ...
     
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  12. TenEightyOne

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    It would be Snotwen Gif to them anyway, I'm pretty sure that's a town in Wales-land.

    EDIT: @IforceV8 ... that actually looks pretty awesome...!
     
  13. Dennisch

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    I second that. It looks pretty sweet. Much better than that half arsed halo design.
     
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    It does look miles better than the Halo, and also a lot more effective.
     
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    That looks much better than the halo design. Only problem is what happens when it rains? Drivers can tear off visor strips, how're they gonna do it on that?
     
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    The surface will probably have some kind of water repelling coating on it to make it simply run off with the airflow.
     
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  17. Samus

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    Would they be allowed to participate in the race with the canopy or do the regulations have to change? Also, how much of an aerodynamic advantage or disadvantage would the canopy be?
     
  21. FutureF1

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    Depending on how aerodynamic a drivers helmet is, it could make things better aero wise. As far as I know, the new closed cockpit LMp2 cars are much more aero efficient than their open cockpit equivalents
     
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    It looks better than that halo boomerang. But I wonder if the air intake is not to much out of the airflow now?

    This might be an option, which looks not to bad, if the car is designed from the beginning with this "windscreen".
     
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  23. Samus

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    No, they can't use it in any official session, it doesn't adhere to the regulations.
     
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    I'm sure if you stuck your fingers above that lip you'd still feel a ton of airflow, it could be that RB are quite happy with what the aeroscreen can do for the untidy flow that normally comes off those inconveniently-shaped drivers.

    The helmet alterations were, if I recall correctly, as much to do with negating the drag behind the helmet that could cause them to be pulled upwards and to seal some of the gap between the rear of the helmet and the flat headrest area?
     
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    I wouldnt want to stick anything more than a couple of fingers above that screen at racing speed...

    I've just been having a look at some 2000 onwards pictures of F1 and the rear helmet section seems to be a perfect fit to the shape of the headrest, so your recollections make sense. You learn something new everyday :p
     
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    Jack Brabham tested a bubble canopy windscreen at Monza, 1967. Note slot cut into front center of screen. Black Jack still didn't like it. Parallax distorted vision. But the test was run concurrently with matching aerodynamic rollover hoop/engine/gearbox bodywork which caused the gearbox oil to overheat.

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    I really need to find myself someone with Foxtel so I can watch these races.
    I've not watched a Race this year yet!!!

    Only a matter of time before F1 gets the Fighter jet cockpit and then is basically an LMP1 with open wheels :lol:
     
  29. catamount39

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    Someone do a photoshop of this lol.
     
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