© Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Formel E

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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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.