The reportedly transparent cockpit-integrated device will be tested for the first time at Silverstone, for practice ahead of July’s British Grand Prix.

It is believed that the first car to be fitted with the cockpit Shield will be the Ferrari, with other teams to follow in September.

“There are a lot of question marks over it,” admitted Force India’s Andy Green. “There’s a lot of work to do in the timeframe we have been given.”

Red Bull’s Paul Monaghan agreed: “We are going to be very tight to get this onto a car for 2018.”