British GP: 'Shield' breaks cover on Ferrari ahead of track debut

British GP: 'Shield' breaks cover on Ferrari ahead of track debut

British GP: 'Shield' breaks cover on Ferrari ahead of track debut

A new screen, dubbed the 'Shield' has been undergoing development and will face its first real world test on Friday, with Vettel likely to complete a number of laps with the screen fitted to his SF70H.

Testing of the FIA's latest head protection device got off to a bad start at Silverstone after Sebastian Vettel reported distorted vision and dizziness while testing the Shield during first practice for the British Grand Prix.

If 'Shield' is ultimately rejected, the FIA has warned that it will revert to the controversial 'Halo' concept for 2018.

Grosjean, a director of the GPDA, is also very critical of the concepts in production as he believes there is no place for them in the sport.

"We'll have a driver meeting now, talk about it and what the opinion of it is and whether it can be improved", said the Spaniard.

"I tried the halo last year, I hated it, it made me sick, so we haven't yet found a good solution".

He later revealed revealed he had planned to do more running with the shield but asked for it to be removed after his initial experience of it. Plus you get quite a bit of downwash down the straight pushing the helmet forward.

"We had another run planned with it, but I didn't like it, so we took it off".

The shield is nothing but a transparent screen which extends to the nose of the car. It's as bad as the Halo. I thought it looked pretty good.

"You train, you sacrifice everything to make sure that you get the best result possible".

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