F1 pedal camera could get better view after Silverstone test

The experiment was the first in the championship since 2000, when a camera was used on Pedro de la Rosa’s Arrows at the Belgian GP.

On this occasion, he had ridden over the pedals and to the side, with the movement of de la Rosa’s feet in full view.

At Silverstone, on the other hand, the camera was at the bottom of the floor next to the steering column, pointing to the underside of the pedals.

After viewing the footage of his car, Norris acknowledged it didn’t show much, especially as modern F1 cars don’t have clutch pedal activity – although it already does. the case in 2000.

“I think just because there’s no clutch pedal, it’s always going to feel a bit more straightforward and straightforward,” he said.

“I think it’s a fact. Driving with the clutch and doing the heel and toe and stuff, I did that a lot at Ginetta in 2014.

“And you feel like there’s a lot more going on – and it’s really not an easy thing to do. But it’s also a lot of fun. Now it’s easier. You just have the brake and accelerator.

Norris agreed that the top view of the pedals might work better as an alternate angle for the future.

“I feel like it should be the other way around,” he said. “What you can see well now is like the pedals moving, because it’s slightly inclined.

“So you can see how much maybe one of them is pushed and so on. Some other way of course you would see the front, but maybe you don’t see neither the displacement.

“But I know what you’re talking about, because I saw the old video that they kind of compared it to. And it looked more raw then than almost what it does now. How c ‘is.”

Norris acknowledged that there isn’t a lot of space to put a camera in that area of ​​the car: “I mean, I’m sure there’s maybe a better position to be able to look at things. . There just isn’t a lot of room in there.

“So it’s not easy to mount etc. But maybe if they put it a bit further?

“So closer, you’d be able to see things better – maybe then you’d see displacement even more. So maybe that’s something they’ll try.”

Elna M. Lemons