Year after year, Formula 1 has been making an effort to make the vision of a Grand Prix as complete, exciting and immersive as possible for the spectators who follow the event from their own sofa at home in front of their laptop or TV.
In recent seasons, the traditional car view filmed by the camera placed above the roll-bar have been increasingly joined by shots from inside the drivers, cockpit. The helmet cam, positioned inside the driver’s helmet, was a successful experiment that brought the fans into the car alongside the drivers, providing an even more particular and realistic perception of what the Formula One drivers see when they are behind the wheel of the single-seater, fighting against each other on the track.
Today, in view of the start of the 2023 season, F1 announced that it has signed an important partnership with the Italian company Racing Force Group based in Ronco Scrivia, in the province of Genoa. The Driver’s Eye – as the camera is known, which is set in the helmet at eye level of the driver – is a micro camera approved by the FIA. It has just eight millimeters in diameter and weighs 1.43 grams. It will be placed on the protective padding inside the rider’s helmet. Racing Force Group also explained how the technology will of course be available throughout the 2023 season to all Formula 1 drivers and helmet manufacturers. Last year many passionate duels were captured by this type of camera. Above all the one that in Suzuka, in the downpour, opposed Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, who reached the finish line in a sprint after a splendid battle.
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