Ahead of past Sunday’s F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Insta360 teamed up with Automobile Club de Monaco to connection racing fans a thrilling thrust astir the celebrated circuit.
Insta360 provided the cameras (a One X2, a One RS, and a Go 2), portion the nine organized a operator (current F1 prima and Monaco autochthonal Charles Leclerc) and a car (Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari 312B3).
With the cameras firmly fixed to antithetic parts of the vehicle, Leclerc deed the state and showed disconnected his driving skills arsenic helium hurtled astir the demanding circuit.
The melodramatic footage showcases what you tin execute erstwhile you harvester breakneck velocity with a clump of cautiously placed enactment cameras.
Note, however, that the video begins successful a 312B3 that featuring the fig “12,” but switches to different showing the fig “4” — presumably due to the fact that Leclerc crashed Lauda’s aged car erstwhile the brakes failed connected a bend. Oops! Insta360 evidently thought it champion to permission the unfortunate mishap retired of the video, but you tin drawback it beneath (look cautiously and you’ll spot Insta360’s One RS camera attached to the car).
The Monaco Grand Prix is celebrated for its uniquely challenging circuit that incorporates the city-state’s constrictive streets and pushes the drivers’ skills to the precise limit. The footage manages to convey immoderate of the choky maneuvers that competitors request to marque on the circuit, and besides shows wherefore it’s truthful hard for cars to overtake.
“Mounted connected the car’s nose, side, and rear wing, One X2 and One RS covered each angles, capturing the thrust successful epic 360,” Insta360 said successful a connection alongside the video. “Weighing conscionable 27 grams, the tiny Go 2 was utilized to get up adjacent and idiosyncratic with Leclerc arsenic helium piloted the car astir the twisting circuit.”
Absent from proceedings was Insta360’s precocious unveiled Sphere camera, though that’s designed to acceptable to a drone alternatively than a racing car.
In Sunday’s race, Leclerc, driving a alternatively much modern Ferrari than the 2 cars featured successful the video, finished fourth, portion Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez crossed the enactment first. Max Verstappen presently leads the F1 standings, with Leclerc successful 2nd place.
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