Red Bull forced to mount camera outside chassis
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|20 May 2014 by Ryan Wood | M||Tweet
Red Bull must amend the location of its mandatory forward-facing onboard camera following complaints by Formula One Management that its nose housing wasn't providing a satisfactory image.
We reported in March that the team had come up with an ingenious solution to avoid the negative effect on the airflow which comes from traditional camera mountings.
The team hid the camera within the hollow vanity panel, whilst a small opening above the 'O' of Casio's sponsor decal allows the camera lens to see out.
FOM complained that as a result, the Red Bull onboard footage wasn't of the same quality of other cars which feature the traditional wing mounts (see Mercedes below).
Red Bull made a minor change during testing in Spain, but FOM still weren't satisfied and have told the Milton Keynes team to adopt a similar design to the rest of the field, which the team will run in Monaco this weekend.