Red Bull Racing launches new F1 car mounted with special '360-degree camera' to capture every moment of race!

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 05, 2012 06:43 hrs

London: Formula One firm Red Bull Racing has launched a new F1 car mounted with a special spherical 360-degree camera that would allow viewers to catch every moment of a thrilling race from all angles.

The Norwegian technology would allow viewers to control the angle themselves, using the arrows on their computer keyboard, switching from the view ahead of the car, to the right or left, or even hovering above the driver looking down at his helmet.

Red Bull Racing launched the new gadget after teaming up with the camera's creators, Norway-based Making View, and demonstrated the spherical camera's working after strapping it to an F1 car, the Daily Mail reports.

According to the paper, viewers can interact with the camera and switch the angle at the touch of a button while playing back recorded footage of the high-speed circuit.

The clip shows the driver steering the car in a 'donut' manoeuvre, and the 360-degree camera allows the viewer to see mechanics rushing up to the vehicle to spray cooling foam on the tyres, the paper said. 

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