Following an agreement between F1 and the Italian Racing Force Group, it has been decided to make the helmet camera mandatory from the 2023 F1 season. As a result, from this year, video images will be available during every race in which we can watch from a so-called ‘Driver’s Eye’.
During the Belgian GP in 2021, Fernando Alonso was honored to be the first driver to drive with a so-called ‘helmet cam’. Last season, additional experiments were done with the helmet camera and after a thorough evaluation and some adjustments to improve the stability and quality of the images, it has now been decided to make the helmet camera mandatory for all drivers from the 2023 F1 season.
The FIA previously announced that it was the intention that every F1 driver would receive a helmet camera during the 2023 season, but after the agreement with the Italian supplier Racing Force Group, the technical regulations were now also amended.
‘The Driver’s Eye’ uses a camera that is less than a centimeter in size and weighs barely 2 grams. The micro camera, homologated by the FIA, is placed at eye level on the protective lining on the inside of the driver’s helmet.