Honda F1 website

MAY 6, 2006

Rear view mirrors in Formula 1

The Formula 1 teams are each undergoing tests at the Nurburgring because of recent problems with rear view mirrors. The FIA scrutineers set up a "sight test" in the scrutineering bay and required drivers to sit in their cars and read various numbers and letters that were put up on the wall behind them. This came about because in FIA Stewards hearings too many of the drivers have remarked that they did not see the cars behind them.

It will be interesting to see the results of these tests as the rules state that "all cars must have at least two mirrors mounted so that the driver has visibility to the rear and both sides of the car".