Ever Wonder What F1 Drivers See During A Race?

A racing driver, throughout a race, has to be very aware of his surroundings and spot every little detail on the track and during pit-stops, with lightning fast reflexes.

That’s why through exercise, and practice sessions, F1 drivers train their brains to keep up with the speed of the car. But on what exactly does a racing driver focus when driving a single-seater?

In order to showcase what an F1 driver sees, Sky Sports teamed up with Tobii – a company specialized in eye tracking technology – and Sahara Force India deriver Nico Hulkenberg, and tried to put in perspective the comprehensive amount of information the human eye has to process during a normal practice run (imagine what happens in an actual race).

Data collected from Tobii showed that, unsurprisingly, it takes Hulkenberg only 100 milliseconds (1/10th of a second) to check his side mirror upon exiting the pit lane, or respond to a visual cue. A common trait in the world of F1 drivers, even though 100 milliseconds is exactly the time interval between gear changes on a Ferrari FXX. In other words, it’s blistering fast.

Moreover, Hulkenberg’s run demonstrates that racing drivers rely on automatic reflexes, but also use their brain to “feel” the absolute limits of the car.

VIDEO

Ford Mustang Mach-E Makes Futuristic Sounds As You Accelerate

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is available in GT form with 459 hp and 612 lb-ft.

Red Bull Racing Got Bored, So They Performed A Zero Gravity Pit Stop

The Red Bull Racing crew performed this stunt in an Ilyushin Il-76 MDK cosmonaut training plane .

Watch The Lotus Evija Hypercar In Action For The First Time

The Lotus Evija has entered the initial build phase and commenced its global development program.

Opel/Vauxhall Exec Believes Next-Gen Corsa Will Be All-Electric Only

The Corsa is already available as a BEV, but its successor may ditch ICE powertrains altogether.

2020 Mercedes GLA Teased, Debuts December 11th

Mercedes’ entry-level crossover is getting its second generation, which will be based on the new A-Class .

Lexus Launches Its First-Ever EV In The Form Of The UX 300e

The new Lexus UX 300e debuted today with a 201 HP electric motor and a 248-mile range.

Tesla Cybertruck Is A Pickup From The Future Now; 0-60 In 2.9s, From $39,900

Tesla is taking on the lucrative pickup truck market with their new electric Cybertruck.

Tesla Cybertruck Reveal: Watch The Livestream Now At 8pm PT / 11pm EST

Tesla’s electric pickup truck has a targeted price of under $50,000.

Toyota Supra Mk4 Coming To Forza Horizon 4 On December 12

Despite a previous statement to the contrary, Toyota is eventually bringing the Supra to Microsoft’s game.

2019 LA Auto Show Roundup: A-To-Z Guide To All The Debuts (Day 2)

The most comprehensive list of all the world and North American premieres at the 2019 LA Auto Show.