Posted Jul 17th 2012 2:30PM
We've seen lots of camera angles from close to an Formula One driver's point of view, but we don't think we've ever seen the actual thing – a genuine driver's-eye view. Pirelli F1-tire test driver Lucas di Grassi has changed that, placing a camera on his helmet over one of his eyes while doing a hot lap in the wet around Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps circuit. So, yes, that means he drove with just one eye 'open.'
Even though the rain was cause for caution in the corners, di Grassi didn't tiptoe, surpassing 270 km/h (167 mph) on the straights more than once. Now imagine doing that for two hours with 23 other cars and their rooster tails – it wouldn't be a bad way to spend a Sunday.
You can watch this hot lap on video below.