Bruno Senna Joins Airspeeder As Pilot and Global Ambassador
Mar 10 2022
Airspeeder is delighted to announce the confirmation of Formula 1, Formula E, FIA World Endurance Championship driver and World eX Championship winner, Bruno Senna as a development pilot and global ambassador.
I could not resist the opportunity to approach Airspeeder to be part of this incredible sport. Airspeeder combines my passions for racing, flying, and being part of the development of cutting-edge technology.Bruno Senna Airspeeder Racing Development Pilot and Global Ambassador
Senna joins Airspeeder on the cusp of announcing its first remotely-piloted EXA Series races and will play a key role in the development of the sport and the technical and dynamic development of the Speeders that will take part in it. He will also race in forthcoming remotely-piloted EXA races and will play a major role in the sport as it moves towards the first piloted Airspeeder Grand Prixs in 2023 and beyond.
Throughout his career, Senna has operated at the cutting-edge of motorsport. He was an early entrant into Formula E and has also pioneered the growth of eSports by transitioning from Formula 1 to a race-winning seat in the Williams RCCO World eX Championship. In that sense, Senna is the perfect embodiment of the worlds that Airspeeder combines to create what promises to be the world’s most compelling next-generation motorsport.
Senna will also draw upon a long-standing personal interest in UAV flying and development. He personally works on modifications for drones and is fascinated by the iterative technical improvements that can be made through modifications and upgrades. This combination of world-class driving talent, eSports pedigree and a passion for flying, makes him the blueprint development driver for electric flying car racing.
As a development pilot, he will work with the company’s leading team of engineers comprised of a multi-F1 World Championship winning Ferrari composites engineer and senior talent from the development of hyper-cars at McLaren as well as senior Project Leaders from Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
At my core I am a racer but I’m also a passionate technologist. As an Airspeeder pilot, I’m enormously excited to shape the place and space for the industry to rapidly develop the hardware and digital technologies that will deliver on the promise of electric flying cars.Bruno Senna Airspeeder Racing Development Pilot and Global Ambassador
Even in initial development meetings, Senna has already identified significant functional and technical advantages over traditional legacy motorsports. For example, Senna is applying the race-craft he has developed over multiple disciplines to inform strategic approaches for pit-stops, which in the case of Airspeeder will initially deliver rapid battery swaps using a patented ‘slide-and-lock’ system. This insight is invaluable as teams effectively can build tactical philosophy from a blank sheet of paper, adding a highly compelling strategic layer to the sport.
“It’s fascinating when you consider racing with the added vertical dimension.” Senna continues: “As a driver, I’m excited to re-define racing lines, overtaking approaches and pit strategy within this highly dynamic environment. This will make for close, compelling and ultimately gripping racing for fans, whether they are coming to motorsport for the first time or are life-long followers of car racing.”