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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Here's the F1 car design with enclosed cockpit

From the past until now, the Formula One (F1) racing cars always adopt an open cockpit design. It raises concerns because of the driver head was prone to injury when hit by debris floating on the racing track.
Ferrari's F1 racing car with Halo. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1amVRH)
As the world's racing regulator, FIA had positive moves. On July 1, 2016 will be decided whether the cockpit of F1 cars require protective. There are two protective models that being tested by the F1 teams, namely Halo by Ferrari and Aeroscreen of Red Bull. However, what if the answers to the safety of riders is not on both.
Red Bull's RB12 of Daniel Ricciardo with Aeroscreen. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1amVRH)
A car concept came from Alfa Romeo, a former of F1 constructor and engine supplier in 1950-1988. Through the creative hands of a Turkish designer named Olcay Tuncay Karabulut, who has created a virtual design of F1 cars with protective cockpit called AW30.
Alfa Romeo AW30 F1 racing concept designed by Olcay Tuncay Karabulut. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1amVQF)
As shown in the figure, the design looks more aerodynamic than the F1 cars that exist today. The driver's head is protected by a section that looks like glass or transparent plastic similar to Aeroscreen. This such designs may need wipers to swept the water. What do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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