Formula E debuts Driver's Eye Cam

24 Jan 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Driving a racing car at top speed is a lifelong dream for some, but Formula E has been giving its fans the opportunity to see what the drivers see when racing at full speed on the track.

The Driver’s Eye camera was first used at the 2020 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix, and features a camera, placed in the protective padding inside the lining of the driver’s helmet. 

Measuring eight millimetres in diameter and weighing just two and a half grams, the camera is exactly in line with the eye level of the driver, while Formula E says it conducted research together with the FIA and teams in order to fine-tune product to be ready for race conditions.

The technology is a world-first in any category of FIA-sanctioned single-seater racing.