Shield appears in public for the first time

The first images of the 'Shield' F1 cockpit protection system appeared on Thursday at Silverstone ahead of its track debut at the British Grand Prix.

Shield appears in public for the first time
Ferrari SF70H with cockpit shield
Ferrari SF70H with cockpit shield
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70-H with cockpit shield
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari looks at Ferrari SF70H with cockpit shield

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel will be the fist F1 driver to trial the new device, which F1 bosses aim to introduce next year, having provisionally shelved plans to use the Halo.

The four-time champion is expected to complete a handful of laps in the opening practice session tomorrow before it is removed so he can begin his preparation for the grand prix.

The Shield was installed on Vettel's car on Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday's run.

Vettel had admitted on Thursday that he had not seen the device before it was installed. 

"I have seen it on the computer, [but] I haven't seen it in real life, I'll check it out later on. Then obviously it depends on how it feels tomorrow," he said.

 

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