Mahindra Formula E driver races drone against formula e car
Mexico: Mahindra Racing Formula E Team and FIA Formula E on Monday 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.
The "game of Chase" 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 racing 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 great. This was a wonderful opportunity to do something really different and 100 per cent 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 soon.”
Here is the full video of the race: