F1 mirrors may be moved to aid visibility

BY foxsports • April 1, 2010

Veteran Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello expects this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix to be the last before mirror placement on cars is changed to aid visibility.

Drivers have complained that having mirrors on the sidepods of the cars, to aid aerodynamics, makes them vibrate too much and provides poor rear vision.

Barrichello said Wednesday it is agreed that drivers need better visibility, ``so the change could come as early as the next race.''

No official announcement has been made by F1 authorities.

The change would move the mirrors back inward, onto the main body of the chassis, adjacent to the cockpit, where they would be less likely to vibrate.


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