Fantastic driver's-eye footage of F1 car released
What would be the best possible way to exprience what a F1 driver sees or feels when driving a Formula 1 race car? Drive one yourself, naturally, but the vast majority of people reading this will never find themselves behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race car. In fact probably 99.9% won't.
So Lucas di Grassi, former driver for Virgin Racing and now the official test driver for Pirelli, fitted a camera to his helmet and set out for a lap at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
While using the first ever eye-level camera in a Formula 1 car, Lucas had to drive with only one eye open as the camera was blocking his other eye, quite tricky but still he managed to put in a good lap and give us a real taste of what it's like to pilot one of the fastest machines in the world.