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F1 Mandates This Fan Favourite Feature for the 2023 Season

Published 04/27/2022, 3:08 PM EDT

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F1 is going to make the helmet cam compulsory for all the drivers from the 2023 season onwards. They have already tested the helmet cam this season, and it received a lot of appreciation from fans.

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The authorities have been planning for the helmet cam for a long time. There have been many trials for the helmet cam. The first one was at the Belgian Grand Prix last season when Fernando Alonso had a camera behind his visor, within the cushioned part of a driver’s helmet.


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Then again, fans witnessed George Russell‘s phenomenal performance from the helmet cam in the Italian GP last season.

Even this season, Nicholas Latifi used the helmet cam during the Saudi Arabian qualifying. It gave fans the opportunity to witness Latifi’s crash in that qualifying from his point of view.

FIA reported in their recent statement that helmet cams would be available in every race from next season. They stated, “Following the trialling of the latest generation of helmet cameras over recent events, they have proved to be a great success, generating significant positive feedback from fans as a valuable addition to the broadcast of Grands Prix.

“Therefore, it was proposed and unanimously approved to update the 2023 technical regulations, mandating the use of these helmet cameras for all drivers from 2023 onwards.”

Why F1 helmet cams are not mandatory this season?

F1 fans have always wanted to experience a race from a driver’s perspective. But it hasn’t been easy to achieve such a view and so far and fans only got to enjoy such a view in the Formula One video games. However, fans might finally get to enjoy this view soon.

But this helmet cam view will only be available from the next season, as F1 is having some trials this season. The reason for not having helmet cams throughout the 2022 season is that it is difficult to meet all the safety requirements.


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F1 executive producer Dean Locke reported about the safety, “It’s advancing at a rapid rate and changing all the time. So, whilst we may be able to have a system that works within the rules of the FIA, working with helmet suppliers and third parties that tick all those boxes, the following season, it might not be allowed.”


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Racing Force is developing the helmet cam technology for F1. Also, this brand owns the Bell Helmets and Zeronoise, the two most important brands in the motorsport world. So we can expect some great helmet cam technology next season. For now, fans can only wait for this new revolutionary F1 milestone.

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Written by:

Ripan Majumdar


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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.
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Ranvijay Singh