Triple Eight will rethink anti-fog solutions for its windscreens after resorting to using squeegees in Sunday's rain-hit Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Footage of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team drivers using squeegees on the inside of the windscreen to improve visibility while on the circuit raised eyebrows during the Great Race.
Stewards investigated an allegation from Mobil 1 HSV Racing that the squeegees breached Rule C6.7.2, which states that “any other components or accessories, regardless of weight, which are mounted within the cockpit, must also be designed to ensure safe containment”.
Triple Eight’s solution was, however, approved by Supercars sporting and technical manager David Stuart prior to the race on the basis that the squeegees were affixed to the steel roll-cage in the cars securely by magnets.
While the squeegees allowed the drivers to improve visibility during the race, team manager Mark Dutton admits the fact they were even required was “dissapointing”.