This Is What It Looks Like to Race a Formula One Car From a Driver's Eye View

By Sam Gibbs on at

There's no doubt Lucas di Grassi is one crazy dude. He covered one of his eyes with a camera strapped to his helmet to show you precisely what driving a F1 car looks like from a driver's eye view, and it's pretty damn scary.

It looks pretty flaming fast on TV, but actually behind the wheel it's absolutely insanely quick -- just look how fast things fly by. Driving in the wet, with one eye closed? You'd have to be insane, right? Or an incredibly good driver that could do it with your eyes closed. My money's on batshit insane. [YouTube via Jalopnik]

Bonus: If that wasn't enough, here's the full 17-minute long raw unedited footage: