Red Bull suspend work on Aeroscreen

Date published: June 21 2016

Red Bull’s Christian Horner has confirmed that they have suspended their development on the Aeroscreen as they refuse to waste any more of their resources if it is not going to be approved any time soon.

The Aeroscreen concept was developed as an alternative to the Halo concept ran by Ferrari, with both designs looking to make positive steps towards cockpit protection.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo had a cameo with the dome looking windshield during one of the Russian Grand Prix practice rounds, garnering positive reviews all round.

However, the Halo concept was approved by the FIA as the one they will concentrate on for next season, with the Aeroscreen lacking data and raising concerns over the upper rim area affecting the drivers’ head.

With the Milton-Kenynes-based outfit already spending €250000 on the project, Horner claimed that it is too costly for them to pursue if it will only be considered in a couple years time.

"At the moment we have suspended all our work on the Aeroscreen because we are awaiting a direction officially from the FIA. They have all the info," the Red Bull boss told Motorsport.com.

"We don't have the resource nor capacity to continue the development on it. Plus somebody also has to pay for it."

The quadruple World Champions are also hoping for a third party to take over the project so it can receive more attention and be developed properly.