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Video: Join Scott Dixon for IndyCar aeroscreen test debut

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Video: Join Scott Dixon for IndyCar aeroscreen test debut
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Ride onboard at 190mph with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon as he tests IndyCar’s new aeroscreen at Phoenix Raceway, which the series hopes will protect drivers from cockpit intrusion in future.

The windscreen is made of a proprietary Opticor advanced transparency material by PPG, the same material the company uses in its production of fighter jet canopies. 

“Visually, I want to see if you get more used to it, because it does feel different,” said Dixon after the test. “You’re looking through quite a substantial amount of material and it just takes a while for your eyes to adjust. The longer I ran, the more I adapted to it. Your brain and eyes just need to catch up with it."

Dixon said he would suggest all IndyCar drivers need to get acclimated to the new view from the cockpit.

“It could affect different guys in different ways,” he acknowledged. “It’s almost like something everyone needs to try before IndyCar implement it across the board.”

Read Dixon's feedback here.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Author David Malsher-Lopez