Formula One broadcasts rarely allow television spectators to appreciate just how fast the cars travel. The cultivation of camera angles to provide the best coverage for sponsors has removed much of the visualisation of flat, foot-to-the-floor speed. 300km/h often appears quite pedestrian.
And if you’ve ever been to a race, you may know that sitting at a corner does little to explain how quickly these men in their machines hurtle along. It’s so deceiving that at many angles you may at first be disappointed with how fast the vehicles appear to be traveling.
Fortunately there are videos that enable the television viewer to comprehend how quick these men drive every other weekend.
And what better place to appreciate speed than on Spa Francorchamps’s Kemmel Straight?