Thanks to the fine people at Tobii, a company that specializes in eye tracking technology, we’re able to see through the eyes of a Formula 1 driver. And it’s astounding. We already know what the view looks like from the driver’s seat of a Formula 1 car, but what do F1 drivers actually focus on while they’re driving a full-speed lap?
The test subject for this experiment is none other than Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner Nico Hulkenberg. For the test, Hulkenberg wears high-tech frames that look similar to a pair of glasses. These frames contain five small infrared cameras, which track the movement of his eyes. The >Thanks to the collected >Of course, we can also see just how far ahead he looks while on track, and when he looks toward each corner apex. What’s more interesting is the fact that he never looks down at his steering wheel, knowing instinctively where each button and control is located. The shift lights are in his peripheral vision, so he doesn’t need to waste any valuable time focusing on them. Hulkenberg’s brain is trained to react precisely to every cue, and it’s documented flawlessly in the video below.
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