Drone racing is continuing to reach wider and wider audiences. The upcoming popularity of the sport promotes more parties to take a closer look, exponentially increasing both reputation and interest. Recently, drone racing has caught the eyes of some prominent figures on the Formula 1 racing scene.
Formula 1’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen took some time off before the Canadian Grand Prix to try their hand at racing drones around Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Despite being two of the most phenomenal drivers in their respective sport, they still managed to crash the hardware provided to them more than once.
“We are in the Olympic Stadium in Montreal and we have a big space to fly them safely, but I still managed to lose mine somewhere in the grandstand. Hopefully, they find it otherwise I will be buying someone a new drone,” Ricciardo remarked jokingly.
Verstappen followed up with a comment on a similar vein, claiming “Maybe I should quit, uh, Formula 1 and start drone racing.”
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