Formula One fans are a lucky bunch, they get multiple camera angles to make sure they don’t miss a single bit of the action. Things however have just got a whole lot cooler, thanks to a new spherical 360 degree camera.
Norwegian company ‘Making View’ are the clever people behind it and have teamed up with Red Bull to make an incredible interactive video of the Red Bull Show Car.
It’s really interesting, there is a lot of up and down and elevation changes.
Sebastien Buemi took the 2010 title-winning Red Bull RB6, complete with the snazzy 360 degree camera, around the Rudskogen Motorsenter during a show car run their in August this year. The track, built in 1990, is Norway’s premier motor racing circuit and was given some modern circuit treatment from F1’s very own track designer Herman Tilke in 2006.
Buemi’s time of 1:10.020 was the circuit’s new lap record. “It’s a very nice circuit, the kerbs are really smooth like what we have on a normal Formula One circuit, said Sebastien, after his lap. “It’s really interesting, there is a lot of up and down and elevation changes, it’s really nice, especially when you arrive in the last part of the circuit, because the crowd is everywhere, all around and you see everyone for the very long 180 degree corner, so I really liked it.”
The video allows fans to control exactly where the camera is facing, simply use the arrows keys on your keyboard to control the view.