Vettel felt dizzy whilst testing safety shield

Sebastian Vettel, who today tested the new safety shield device, has said he had to call off the test after it made him feel dizzy.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70-H with cockpit shield

Vettel said:

“I tried it this morning and I got a bit dizzy, The forward vision is not very good. I think it’s because of the curvature, you get quite a bit of distortion.

“There was a lot of downwash down the straight, coming off the back of my helmet and pushing my head forward.

“We had a run planned with it, but I didn’t like it, so we took it off.”

The FIA is hoping to introduce the shield in 2018 in place of the unfavourable halo concept.

However, if the shield is not ready then they have said the halo will be used instead.

Regarding how easy it is to get in and out with the new device fitted Vettel said:

“Getting in doesn’t matter, but getting out is probably more about getting used to it so that’s not the main thing.”

 

Image from Motorsport.com

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