Nick Heidfeld came up with a novel solution to tackle sunset during qualifying at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit.
With the session beginning at 5pm and ending under dark skies and floodlights, visibility is a dilemma for F1's drivers in terms of selecting the most appropriate tint for their visors.
"I am using a clear visor," said Jarno Trulli, favouring best visibility in the dark, but Sebastien Buemi told Auto Motor und Sport that he opted for a light tint to tackle the lowering sun and glare.
BMW-Sauber's Heidfeld, however, settled for no such compromise. His Schuberth visor had a clear visor, but several tinted rip-off strips sat atop.
"When there is daylight I have the shade and when it's dark I tear them off," said the German.
Buemi was surprised: "I didn't know you could do that!"