Ferrari 360-Degree Virtual Reality Tested at Formula One
Posted on November 30, 2016
With its upcoming acquisition of Formula One, one of the most discussed outcomes of Liberty Media’s purchase of Formula 1 is the possibility of a streaming Virtual Reality service of the exciting racing series. Earlier in the autumn, the racing giant announced that the U.S. investor group Liberty Media was pursuing a two-stage acquisition of Formula One for a total of $8.5 billion dollars.
As a testament to that, just last weekend racing enthusiasts spotted a 360-degree VR camera attached to a Ferrari at the famous Formula 1. This marks the first time that Virtual Reality technology was seen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team while they were practicing - some of the fastest drivers in the world.
Formula One has captured everyone’s imagination lately for its expected future change in ownership, with Liberty Media planning its two-stage purchase of Formula One for $8.5 billion dollars. Now with its utilization of a 360fly 360-degree VR camera attached to a Ferrari, the great racing extravaganza is on the vanguard again. The camera was secured onto an area of the car's upper nose.
The all-electric Formula E series has already used 360 Virtual Reality cameras during its races and captured magnificent footage of its all-electric racing series. Check out this virtual reality experience!
Hopefully, drivers in Mississauga and Brampton will get the chance to experience something just as exciting from Formula One in the very near future. 360 Virtual Reality is fast transforming the automotive industry, and the benefits of experiencing the way a car drives, the vehicle itself, and now even a Formula One race, are at the top of our list of things to watch for in 2017. The live 360-degree views of Formula One races are what was expressed by Liberty Media as something they are keenly interested in delivering.
All that’s left are the VR goggles, as you get ready to experience a Formula One race from the top of your favourite racer's car.