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Helmet Cameras Set for Santiago Debut

Formula E set to introduce helmet cameras this weekend in Santiago…

Formula E has confirmed plans to introduce “drivers’ eye” cameras to its television coverage beginning at this weekend’s Santiago E-Prix.

E-racing365 initially reported on the introduction of such cameras in November after a trial run during the pre-season test at Valencia.

A 30-second video published on the Formula E YouTube channel on Thursday confirmed plans for the technology, which will include cameras mounted directly on drivers’ helmets, to debut in the Chilean capital on Saturday.

It remains unclear exactly how these cameras will be incorporated into TV coverage.

It’s understood not every driver will have the cameras, although Felipe Massa and Jerome d’Ambrosio are featured in the video, suggesting they will be among the drivers chosen this weekend.

On-track action for the Santiago E-Prix begins on Saturday morning with Free Practice 1, while the race will get underway at 4 p.m. (2 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. GMT).

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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