Mahindra Racing and FIA Formula E have released a video documenting the presentation of crowdsourced track designs for a possible future New Delhi ePrix to FIA Formula E Sporting Director, Benoit Dupont at the FIA Formula E offices in Hammersmith, London.
Mahindra Racing launched a track design campaign following a demo run of the M2Electro Formula E car at the Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi in February. During this visit to India, Mahindra Racing received a letter of intent from the New Delhi government, expressing support for a future Formula E race in the capital city of India.
Fans responded in large numbers to Mahindra Racing’s call for designs for a track. Over 120 designs were received from all over the world through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram within two weeks of the launch of the campaign. Mahindra Racing has displayed the track designs on a Facebook photo album. Following the input of Benoit Dupont, the designs are now being shortlisted, before being presented to the State Government of New Delhi.
Dupont said, “This is a truly unique approach to designing a race track. It is a wonderful exercise to strip away the restrictions we normally associate with track design and to be open to anything, leading to very creative ideas. It’s not easy to design a race track but many of the designs were very well thought through. I believe they are ready to consider as a viable footprint for a race track in New Delhi.”
Check out the video here: