Red Bull to test protective canopy in Sochi

Daniel Ricciardo sat behind the wheel of the RB12 with the canopy windscreen
Daniel Ricciardo sat behind the wheel of the RB12 with the canopy windscreen

Red Bull Racing will test their experimental driver protection canopy in the first free practice session of the Russian Grand Prix on Friday.

With plans to introduce increased driver protection around the cockpit, the Tilbrook team will become the second team, after Ferrari in pre-season testing, to run their interpretation.

Daniel Ricciardo sat behind the wheel of the RB12 with the canopy windscreen

Daniel Ricciardo sat behind the wheel of the RB12 with the canopy windscreen

Unlike Ferrari’s halo concept, Red Bull’s idea doesn’t feature a central column, but a clear windscreen in front of the driver.