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Indycar's Visor Cam videos are intoxicating

There are cameras placed all over race cars these days, providing all sorts of interesting angles from which to view the action. But the one angle that everyone really wants to see is the driver's eye view. We want to feel like we're in the cockpit, driving the car. Sadly it's a very difficult angle to achieve, for all sorts of obvious reasons, but these IndyCar visor cam videos are the best I've seen. Marvel at the bravery as you find yourself holding your breath through the quick corners. Puzzle over the buttons being pressed on the steering wheel and revel in the snatches of screaming engine that penetrate the wind noise.

I failed to find a Visor Cam from the Brickyard to show exactly what Alonso will be facing, but this footage of Graham Rahal at Phoenix Raceway gives a brilliant perspective of racing on an oval. Of course this is a 1 mile tri-oval whereas the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a 2.5 mile rectangular oval and while the lap record at Phoenix stands at just over 192mph the cars will be lapping nearly 40mph faster at Indianapolis...

This was one of the first Visor Cams that I ever stumbled across. Road America is a fantastic circuit (Dario Franchitti says it is his favourite track anywhere in the world) and what makes this lap all the more incredible is that it was Hinchcliffe's first day back in a car since his huge accident before the Indy 500.

And, finally, here's James Hinchcliffe again with a bit of street circuit action at Toronto. It seems staggeringly bumpy...

#indy #indycar #video #onboard #visorcam

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