I Feel Like I Was There: Inside Helmet Cam Footage From Monaco Grand Prix

June 5, 2018


This is some unique footage from a camera and mic inside the helmet of Toro Rosso F1 driver Pierre Gasly during a lap around the Monaco Grand Prix race course. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that if that had been me in that car, there's no way that helmet wouldn't have been full of shit. "How do you poop in an F1 race car helmet?" The way you poop in your space helmet during liftoff -- furiously, and all at once.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Greg M, who's just happy to see some drivers still use their mirrors.

  • CDW in PC

    Man, that damn halo has got to go. That center support that's blocking the driver's view is more unsafe than not having the halo.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Only a matter of time before watching a video like this will require checking to see if this is actual video footage, or footage from a video game.

    Looks like substantial camera shake would add a frustrating, but accurate, element to the gameplay.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Thankfully this video didn't make me thoroughly nauseous because of all the times I've raced the Monaco track in Gran Turismo... and lost. And had to start over again hoping the Chaparral 2J wasn't on the circuit because it would leave me in the dust by several seconds per lap.

  • sizzlepants

    video unavailable :S

    But still worth watching through the official channel on youtube. That blast of sunlight after the tunnel is unreal, And they have to take it like 70 times on race day.

  • Jenness

    Link? I tried finding it but only found this and then I fell asleep thinking it was so beautiful https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Ryan D.

    Ah come on :(

    Now i need a link to that. Please share. This sounded amazing! Whats the “official channel” and name? I’d love to see the first person view! (And for the record, lets be honest, never gonna give you up or sandstorm is overplayed, please shoot over a legit link ;). ) thanks in advance

    Edit: didnt realize “watch in YouTube would actually take me to the real video.......never worked before....so, uh disregard?”

  • Doog

    Monaco Grand Prix: The VR Experience could be pretty awesome

  • wisechiver


    This is a better representation at speed.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Wasn't this some kind of qualifying lap or something?

  • Meh

    F1 is like horse riding. You clearly have to be exceptionally talented to plomp your fat ass in a car or on a horse and let it do the work.

  • Ollie Williams

    I course race competitively. It's exhausting, both mentally and physically.

  • Meh

    That may be, but its not a sport.

  • Closet Nerd

    That driving is extremely difficult!!! The G forces they pull in those turns.

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