O κύριος Olcay Tuncay Karabulut με το συγκεκριμένο Formula 1 concept όχημα δίνει μια ακόμη ματιά στην εξέλιξη που λογικά αναμένεται: την αλλαγή σε Formula 1 οχήματα με κλειστό κόκπιτ.

“I made this Scuderia Ferrari Progetto 668 and Williams FW38 concepts to visualize what F1 cars could look like with a closed cockpit. Closed cockpits have been on the agenda for some time now, and the FIA institute has already conducted substantial research in this area. This project was started largely in response to a pair of accidents where drivers were hit in the head by debris from other cars. The then Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa suffered very serious injury in 2009 after being hit by a suspension spring while Henry Surtees sadly lost his life when he was hit by a wheel and upright during an F2 race.

Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability fired a 20 kilogram tire and wheel at a partial cockpit shield and a full jet fighter canopy, both made of polycarbonate. Today’s fighter canopies, such as that used in the tests at Bentwaters are designed to resist this type of impact without discernable damage. The partial shield somewhat deflected the wheel, but shattered to pieces. The jet fighter canopy, however, completely deflected the wheel and remained intact.”

Θα γίνει;


Να θυμίσουμε πως ήδη από τον Φλεβάρη του 2015 η Ferrari είχε αποκαλύψει το ‘Formula One car of the future’ ενώ και η McLaren μετά έδειξε το εντυπωσιακό MP4-X.