- Nov 9, 2006
Great to see. Hopefully he does better than Bottas and they can bin Bottas for next season (can they even do this? Not sure what bottas' contract situation is).
Having driven a racing car I can tell you now the mirrors are useless due to size and vibrations. Also I didn’t have the insane restraint with the huge side panels etc and even then it was hard to know where other cars but F1 cars have a dreadful seating position which basically makes it impossible to know who’s around you. It’s a miracle they do anything wheel to wheel frankly.
Yeh they are not great on the cars I've driven (TT Cup, Aston GT4 and a Radical SR3) but I still felt they were in the "good enough" category all things considered.
With f1 mirrors being even worse then it means these guys are racing on spacial awareness and instinct rather than actually knowing what's around them.
The aero teams would likely want to do away with the mirrors entirely if they could so I'm sure there could be some potential innovations in that space that could help both the drivers and the overall performance potential of the cars.