It Doesn't Get Much Cooler Than Infrared Donuts [Video]
Raise your hand if you're guilty of doing donuts in an empty parking lot. OK, that's everyone. So let's try this again, but with a twist. Who's guilty of doing donuts in an F1 car filmed with an infrared camera that makes it look like something out of a sci-fi flick? Yeah, I didn't think so. Thankfully, the guys on the Red Bull Racing RB8 team can actually answer yes. PHOTOS: See More of the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X They recently teamed up with FLIR to record some stunning footage of drivers doing burnouts and donuts at GAMMA Racing Day 2014 and, despite it looking really cool, they did this in an effort to improve their cars. They used thermal cameras to identify the hottest parts of the cars, which provides information that can be used by engineers to increase vehicle reliability.
Christian Horner, team principal of Infiniti Red Bull Racing said, "This year sees the most fundamental changes to Formula One in well over a decade. The team which is most efficient in gathering the relevant data, learning effectively and adapting accordingly will be the one which triumphs in this season of transition. The insights which FLIR technology can give us will be critical to our understanding of the new car and could give us a key edge over our rivals."
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