Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mahindra Racing - FIA Formula E Race Drone Versus Formula E Car

"The Chase: Drone vs Formula E Car - Senna vs Speed," a video presented by Mahindra Racing Formula E Team and FIA Formula E. Image Credit:Current E

Mahindra Racing - FIA Formula E Race Drone Versus Formula E Car

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team and FIA Formula E today released a video of a game of Chase between a drone and a Formula E car around the historic Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City.

This unique contest took place between Mahindra Racing driver Bruno Senna, piloting his Lumenier QAV210 quadcopter and American racer, Scott Speed piloting the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car.

Bruno Senna said: “The Chase was so much fun. It was very cool to have such a spectacular circuit to ourselves with a drone and a racing car to play with. It was a great challenge, which is what flying these high performance drones is all about. My friends, who have watched my drone videos, know I am a bit of a daredevil when I am flying, but all I was thinking during filming was “don’t break a propeller, don’t break a propeller.”

“Scott Speed really got into the spirit of the game, trying to confuse me by spinning and switching direction in the stadium or slowing down and then accelerating as fast as he could. It was so much fun and the footage from the drone looks really great. This was a wonderful opportunity to do something really different and was so much fun. I have just finished building an even faster drone with longer range and I am ready to challenge Formula E to a race again very soon.”

Next FIA Formula E race is the Round 6 Long Beach ePrix:

Fast Facts & Map: Long Beach ePrix

WHAT: The Long Beach ePrix, Round 6 of the 2015-16 FIA Formula E Championship.

WHO: The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully electric racing series featuring single-seater, open-wheel cars. Nine two-car teams compete in the championship, with involvement from key figures such as Michael Andretti, Sir Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Their drivers include ex-Formula 1 pilots Nick Heidfeld, Bruno Senna, Sebastien Buemi and Nelson Piquet Jr.

WHEN: Saturday, April 2
Gates open at 8:00 am
Long Beach ePrix pre-race ceremonies begin at 3:30 pm

THE CIRCUIT: The streets of downtown Long Beach surrounding the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.  The start/finish line is on Shoreline Drive.  1.32 miles in length, the seven-turn temporary street course is part of the world-famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit.

THE CAR: Formula E is the first sport to provide a framework for sustainable mobility and electric car research and development. All 18 chassis are identical, producing 200 kw max power and a top speed of 225 km/hour. At high speeds, the sound produced by the car is approximately 80 db, just 10 db more than an average street car.


SOCIAL:  Twitter: @LongBeach_ePrix
Instagram: felongbeacheprix
Facebook: Formula E Long Beach e-Prix
#LBePrix #DrivetheFuture  #FanBoost

ADMISSION: $25 general admission plus additional $10 pit lane walk (optional).
$20 for kids 13-16 years of age or seniors 60 years or older
Children 12 and under are FREE with ticketed adult

PARKING: Paid lots are available throughout downtown Long Beach. Please note that no event parking will be available in the Aquarium of the Pacific parking structure.

... notes from The EDJE

TAGS: Mahindra Racing, Formula E, FIA Formula E, FIA, Bruno Senna, Scott Speed, Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E, Lumenier QAV210 quadcopter, The EDJE, Long Beach ePrix, ePrix

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