On-board recordings from the cockpits of Formula 1 drivers can seize the joy of the race monitor. The helmet digicam, which delivers footage from the pilots’ standpoint, was particularly convincing through the 2022 season. There have been jumps, visibility of vehicles and large pace for TV viewers. Helmet digicam use shall be prolonged by 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 shall be obtainable to all Formula 1 drivers and helmet producers for the 2023 season,” Racing Force Group stated in a press release.

Helmet camera shows the future of pilots, Photo: LAT Images
Helmet digicam exhibits 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, thus far 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 document world champion Lewis Hamilton. The remainder of the sphere, counting on different helmet producers, didn’t implement the expertise. A brand new contract, together with security exams, now makes this potential.

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 affords spectacular reside photographs to TV viewers. The micro digicam has a diameter of 8 millimeters and weighs lower than 1.5 grams. The gadget 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 shall be utilized by all drivers in each session. Article 8.17 of the most recent model of the technical laws states that every pilot should be equipped with no less than one helmet digicam. If the driving force shouldn’t be obliged to make use of the microcam within the session, there should be an applicable dummy weight within the cockpit.