Should wing mirrors be bigger in F1?
Posted 13 November 2010 - 14:55
Posted 13 November 2010 - 15:25
Posted 13 November 2010 - 15:27
To be honest i think with all the vibrations going on in the car due to the stiff stuspension you still will not see much.
Yes, larger mirrors would be nice. They should aim to at least double the area from current spec.
Posted 13 November 2010 - 15:28
Posted 13 November 2010 - 15:45
Time for the FIA to demand larger winger mirrors?
Sure, but the bigger issue is not just sheer size, but also something needs to be done about the huge blind spot. Mirrors only see directly behind, and the driver doesnt see much apart from forward.
Looking at the Hamilton / Massa incident today at Abu Dhabi, I think that there was only a small (half second) period of time when Massa was directly behind Hamilton, as Massa came flying around the corner.
After that he was in the blind spot and Hamilton simply didnt know he was there until they both entered the corner at the same time. Hamiltons fault, but an extra mirror next to the current mirror to show the blind spot would also be a good rule.
Edited by alfa1, 13 November 2010 - 15:45.
Posted 13 November 2010 - 15:56
Posted 13 November 2010 - 15:59
I know a video screen would add weight and possible reliability issues, but maybe it's time for camera's and a video screen. Could also be a good way for the driver to receive telemetry.
Some GT cars in sportscar racing have that instead of a central rear view mirror (mainly because the racing versions of some of the cars don't have rear windows) however their cockpit area is far bigger in those, so I can't see it working in F1
Edited by johnap, 13 November 2010 - 16:00.
Posted 13 November 2010 - 16:01
Edited by engel, 13 November 2010 - 16:02.
Posted 13 November 2010 - 16:44
Might be better to have sensors on the rear wing that watch for cars and then if for example the car senses a car approaching from the left side the driver gets a tone in his left ear.
Kind of echo location for F1 drivers
Posted 13 November 2010 - 17:25
I think they should use spotters.
*puts away his drum*
Posted 13 November 2010 - 17:28
current hd technology should make these deliver decent quality pics
Posted 13 November 2010 - 17:32