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F1 to trial new video system for blind corners in Saudi Arabia

F1 to trial new video system for blind corners in Saudi

Ahead of the opening day of action for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, it has been announced that for Friday afternoon’s Formula 2 practice session that takes place before F1 running, a test of new video technology will take place.

Screens have been installed on the left hand side of the circuit ahead of Turn 13, Turn 16 and Turn 19 to offer a video image of what track conditions are like on the exit.

The idea is that the footage could provide some extra warning to drivers about any incidents that have taken place further around the corner that they may not be aware of.

There has been no formal notification about whether or not the screens will be active for the F1 sessions later on, but if the F2 trial passes without trouble then it is likely to be carried over.

Mercedes driver George Russell, who is a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), welcomed the idea of the screens, but said the only way to know if they help is to actually have them active.

The Briton…

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