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Red Bull canopy to make debut

The second design to surface following calls for higher cockpit protection following accidents which have caused deaths in both Formula One and Indycar will have its debut in Russia.

A Red Bull penned canopy will take to the track for the first time, following a more rudimentary version run by Ferrari at the Barcelona test a number of weeks ago. Red Bull suggested at the time their version was more sympathetic to the design of the car, and yes is doesn’t look as ugly as the piping seen.

Daniel Ricciardo will be the first driver to test it, doing an instillation lap with the devise on the car in Free Practice on Friday.

Image via Daniel Ricciardo

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