Force India trials 'Info Wing' device

By on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

An LED display system, designed by Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony, has been tested by Force India in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The 'Info Wing' is a small box fitted to the top of the car and the concept is for the display to feature information such as a driver's name, position and tyre compound fitted, in order to improve the experience for spectators track side.

"The test is to decide whether the unit is practical for F1 and single-seaters," Hamilton Sr told Press Association. "The idea behind the system is to provide race-position data plus other race information to the viewing public.

"One of the major problems with watching race cars is knowing who is where and who is who without having to take your eyes off the action to find and locate the information on a hand-held device, or one of the circuit monitors.

"By the time you have found the information the car has gone past and you're no better off, and having missed the action as well. It might not work. We might not be able to see the LEDs in the bright sunlight, but it is the concept I hope could be of interest."

Force India trialled the 'Info Wing' on the VJM07 during the post-race test at the Yas Marina Circuit.

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