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Formula 1 thermal camera

Using a few thermographic cameras placed on the front wing and above the driver’s head, F1 teams can keep track of tire temperatures through corners to better align the suspension for the track.


Thermal imaging has been around for years, with everyone from Red Bull Racing to Mercedes using the tech since 2008. Paul Hembery from Pirelli says in the video below that tire makers use these systems for product development — both for race cars and road cars — and that the temperatures during racing easily exceed 200 degrees.

Thermal Camera – F1 star Paul Di Resta and his thermal camera equipped Force India at Monza 2013