Formula 1 is testing whether video screens can be used to help address the problem drivers have encountered with poor visibility at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
The increased size of front wheels on F1 cars this year has added to the visibility problem. In an effort to address it, video screens have been set up at points around the circuit to relay images of the track ahead to drivers.
Lando Norris is unsure how well the step-up will work. “It’s such a quick section, it’s not like you have a lot of time to look at a TV screen and see what’s going on.
“We’ll see. If it is good, then I’m sure we’ll try to implement it.”
Mercedes driver George Russell said the approach could have applications on other street circuits F1 visits if it proves a success.
“We’ll have to test it and see and we’ll only get the feedback once we get out there,” he said. “Sometimes solutions like this that work really well, sometimes not so well.
“We know the difficulties of visibility of a subject like this, and I think the more the FIA can do to help us is only going to be beneficial. So I can’t comment quite at this moment, but it could be quite intriguing implementation.
“If it works potentially we’ll see it in Baku, Monaco, Singapore. If it reduces the danger, risk and improves safety for all of us then why not?”
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