Senna vs Speed – It’s machine vs. machine in Mahindra Racing’s stunt.
What’s faster: A Formula E race car that can wind its way through narrow streets up to 140 miles per hour, or a drone?
Mahindra Racing, one of the teams in the all-electric urban racing series, tried to answer the question by pitting a drone against one of its cars (and driver) at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City. Mahindra Racing and FIA Formula E released the video Saturday.
In the video, Mahindra racing driver Bruno Senna and his Lumenier QAV210 quadcopter races against American racer Scott Speed, who was piloting the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car. The race was filmed right before the Mexico ePrix, which was held March 12.
As Speed tore off the start line, Senna was in hot pursuit, tracking him from on high down the home straight before following all the twists and turns as Speed — the last American to race full time in Formula One — darted around the new 30,000-seat stadium section.
“It was very cool to have such a spectacular circuit to ourselves with a drone and a racing car to play with,” Senna said in a statement.
“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.”
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