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Video: what an F1 driver actually sees
What with colour-coded tyre-wear graphs, live grumbling on the pit radio and
Eddie Jordan’s shirts in glorious HD, F1 viewers have become rather spoilt by
their TV experience recently.
But despite the 20 different driver-cam angles that now
replay after every shunt, we’ve still never seen anything quite like this.
While testing Pirelli tyres in a Toyota F1 car around
Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, Lucas Di Grassi strapped a minicam to his
helmet. The result is below.
And the reason we don’t get this angle on the TV coverage?
The camera actually obscures half of his helmet. So remember as you watch this:
he’s driving with one eye.