Mahindra Racing and FIA Formula E have released a video of Bruno Senna racing a drone against Scott Speed in a Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car.
Filmed at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico, the contest saw Senna pilot a Lumenier QAV210 quadcopter against Speed, who briefly competed for Amlin Andretti in the first season of Formula E.
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.”
Formula E returns on 2nd April for the Long Beach ePrix.