There’s a number of 360 degree videos in the fire for Life In 360° and one of them is our next visit to the world of Formula One. There’s a good few races worth of official offerings to get through, especially after last Sunday’s race at Suzuka, Japan. However, before we get to that I thought it best we have a look at another sport we’ve touched on at least once: Formula E.
For those of you not familiar with Formula E (or the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to use its full name), it’s an electric-powered racing series that is arguably one of Formula One’s most legitimate long-term rivals. With the fifth season beginning in December in Saudi Arabia, it’s already had more incidents, action and even controversy than arguably a decade’s worth of F1 in that time – and features some names you may well be familiar with if you’re a long-time F1 fan.
Names like Di Grassi, Vergne, Nelson Piquet Jr, Nick Heidfeld, Buemi and Felipe Massa are all a part of the grid, of which the 2018-19 season sees 11 teams take part. Including ones from Audi, Nissan, BMW and Jaguar.
While F1 has embraced the use of 360 degree technology as part of their coverage, Formula E has gone off it a bit and haven’t released an official video in a couple of years. So, that being said it seems like a good idea to just go through their archive of videos for a week and get the whole kit and kaboodle (or caboodle) covered.
Let’s begin shall we?
Monaco Tour & Onboard Hot Lap With Bruno Senna
“Ride onboard in 360 degrees with Bruno Senna as he gives us a quick rundown of the tech specs of a season 1 Formula E car, before hitting the track for a quick lap of Monaco. Explore the iconic Monaco circuit in 360.”
Race Star At Julius Baer Mexico ePrix 2017
“Watch from the pit wall as Oliver Turvey leads the field at the beginning of the Julius Baer Mexico City ePrix 2017. Jack Nicholls runs through the driver positions on the grid, before the drivers move from the dummy positions into their grid boxes. Then watch in 360 as the lights go out and the cars scream down towards a very tricky turn one…”
Explore Formula E’s TV Gallery In 360°
“Today we’re in the Formula E live TV gallery during qualifying for the Buenos Aires ePrix. This is where Formula E broadcasts the race to hundreds of countries across the world. Watch to see what goes on during a race session in this behind the scenes 360 video.”
Buenos Aires ePrix First Lap In 360°
“We give you a unique insight into the world of Formula E with our 360 Moments. This week we take a look at the first lap of the Beunos Aires ePrix from the start line, Turn 1 and Turn 4!”
Overtakes Compilation In 360° (Turn 4 – Buenos Aires ePrix)
“Jack Nicholls guides us through every Turn 4 overtake from the 2017 Buenos Aires ePrix, including many overtakes that weren’t seen on the TV broadcast!”
360° BMW i8 EV Dream Drive: António Félix da Costa
“Ride onboard across the Nevada desert as Andretti’s António Félix da Costa gives us a unique insight into the mind of a racing driver.”
Formula E Hits The Strip In Las Vegas! (360° Behind The Scenes)
“Ride onboard with Sam Bird driving down Las Vegas Boulevard whilst filming our promo for the Visa Vegas eRace.”
We’ll have another six or so videos later this week on VRFocus