J.A.W. wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:26 am
Utterly amateurish for F1 - that a flimsy/flappy distortion-raddled screen is presented - for on car test..
..what an embarrassment for Ferrari..
As if a properly mounted, flat panel, optically correct, frameless-interlocking 'Lexan' slab unit, could not be done..
Any capable fish-tank maker - worth his salt - could do better than that Ferrari effort..
the whole thing looks like it was forced upon the designers by higher power, who has no clue how much work actually goes into a proper canopy glass, so the designers and makers of the thing put as little effort as possible, just to be able to check the box on the paper
when I saw the thickness of that thing, first thought - why did they even bother...
as someone previously said in this topic - this whole debacle with the halo and the screen now seems like product of some high ranking officials that feel a desperate need to be doing something, which very is popular in today's bureaucratic world
any engineer just looking at the halo and this screen in about 5 seconds will conclude - that halo will do nothing for a debris like the spring that hit Massa, it might work for some freak accident where the car is impacting something like a tyre barrier while being upside down (very much dependent on the speed), and this screen - as flimsy as it is now, will only deflect light things, it will not do anything for the upside-down crash situation, and both of these things will do nothing in the Bianchi crash, halo - maybe, but then again it may fail in some unpredicted way and actually serve as a conduit to transfer the impacting thing into the helmet
IMHO the effort could have produced much better results if they put the thought into some uber safe F1 special helmet - hans system - specifically integrated into the safety cell sort of solution, something along those lines, if they care about the side impact (Bianchi case again), then that can be solved via the safety cell design as well, and also incorporating some bumper type attachments to any moving equipment that might share track and run off areas while the race is in progress, and even then there is a chance of some unbelievable coincidence happening that will launch a piano from a transport plane from 10km high up and land right on some unlucky race car...