VIDEO: Bruno Senna races his drone against a Formula E car
Away from the racetrack, the majority of racing drivers have very normal interests and hobbies much like you or I.
Take Bruno Senna for example. As well as racing in Formula E with Mahindra Racing and now in the FIA World Endurance Championship, he takes a keen interest in drones.
In this video produced by Formula E and Mahindra, Senna steps out of the car and gets behind the controls of his drone for a race against American driver Scott Speed, who pilots one of the championship’s cars around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
“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,” Senna said.
“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.”