In principle, crash helmet cameras are nothing new in racing. But just as with the American IndyCar series, they have been placed above helmet visors up until now. Pierre Gasly and Romain Grosjean tested special camera lenses for Formula 1 last year during the Monaco Grand Prix open training sessions as well as in Canada. FIA Formula E is already one step ahead with this technology. Spectators were able to follow the race live straight from the driver’s field of vision during the race in Santiago de Chile with the help of a crash helmet camera. They virtually felt almost every bump and every contact with the competitors on the narrow street circuit.
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