On-board recordings from the cockpits of Formula 1 drivers can seize the thrill of the race observe. The helmet digicam, which delivers footage from the pilots’ viewpoint, was particularly convincing throughout the 2022 season. There had been jumps, visibility of vehicles and large velocity for TV viewers. Helmet digicam use can be prolonged by means of the 2023 season.

On Monday, Formula 1 signed a brand new contract with Racing Force Group, which additionally ensures using helmet cameras in 2023. “The expertise can be accessible to all Formula 1 drivers and helmet producers for the 2023 season,” Racing Force Group stated in an announcement.

Helmet camera shows the future of pilots, Photo: LAT Images
Helmet digicam reveals the way forward for pilots, Photo: LAT Images

Unrestricted entry to expertise was unprecedented. As Racing Force Group is the mother or father firm of the Bell helmet model, to this point solely drivers with Bell helmets have been ready to make use of the digicam. For the 2022 season, this included nearly half of the drivers, together with report world champion Lewis Hamilton. The remainder of the sector, counting on different helmet producers, did not implement the expertise. A brand new contract, together with security assessments, now makes this attainable.

Formula 1 helmet digicam required from 2023

The helmet digicam is put in contained in the helmet at eye stage of the pilot. Thus, it gives spectacular dwell pictures to TV viewers. The micro digicam has a diameter of 8 millimeters and weighs lower than 1.5 grams. The system has been additional improved because it was first launched in 2021 and is now one gram lighter. The expertise has created nice enthusiasm amongst F1 viewers and is about to additional enhance the standard of telecasts sooner or later.

It shouldn’t be but clear whether or not the helmet digicam can be utilized by all drivers in each session. Article 8.17 of the newest model of the technical laws states that every pilot should be equipped with at the least one helmet digicam. If the driving force shouldn’t be obliged to make use of the microcam within the session, there should be an acceptable dummy weight within the cockpit.