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Television cameras and timing transponders

Published with permission from the Federation Internationale de l' Automobile.

ARTICLE 20: TELEVISION CAMERAS AND TIMING TRANSPONDERS
20.1
Presence of cameras and camera housings :
All cars must be fitted with at least five cameras or camera housings at all times throughout the Event.
20.2 Location of camera housings:
Camera housings, when used, must be fitted in the same location as cameras. Details concerning the size and weight of all camera housings may be found in the Appendix to the Technical Regulations.
20.3 Location and fitting of camera equipment:
20.3.1
All cars must be equipped with five positions in which cameras or camera housings can be fitted. Referring to Drawing 6, all cars must carry (i) a camera in position 4 and (ii) a camera or camera housing in positions 2 (both sides), 3 and either 1 or 5.
Any decision as to whether a camera or camera housing is fitted in those positions will be by agreement between the relevant Competitor and the Commercial Rights Holder.
20.3.2 Any part provided by the Competitor for the purpose of aligning a camera or camera housing in positions 2 or 3 correctly will be considered part of the camera or housing provided it is being fitted for that sole purpose.
20.3.3 Any camera or camera housing fitted in positions 2, 3 or 4 shown in Drawing 6 must be mounted in order that its major axis does not subtend an angle greater than 1° to the reference plane.
20.3.4 When viewed from the side of the car, the entire camera (or dummy camera) in position 2 shown in Drawing 6 must lie within a box formed by two vertical lines 150mm and 450mm forward of the front wheel centre line and two horizontal lines 325mm and 525mm above the reference plane.
Any camera or camera housing fitted in the left hand position 2 shown in Drawing 6 must be mounted in order that its major axis where passing through the centre of the camera lens (or corresponding position for a camera housing) does not intersect any part of the car lying forward of the camera or camera housing.
20.3.5 The camera fitted in position 4 shown in Drawing 6 must be mounted in order that its forward-most point is no more than 80mm rearward of the rear face of the cockpit entry template.
20.4 Transponders:
All cars must be fitted with two timing transponders supplied by the officially appointed timekeepers. These transponders must be fitted in strict accordance with the instructions detailed in the Appendix to the Technical Regulations.
20.5 Installation:
Competitors must be notified of any changes to the camera or transponder installation instructions before 30 June of the previous season.