Greetings from Brooklyn… How you doin’?
This was one of my favorite events of the 2017 season. I once said if I only do one race this year it would be this, and it totally didn’t disappoint. I am happy with every aspect of the event. I’ll write in greater detail about it but for now here’s some pix:
All Electric LMP3 Robocar… which did a few laps with the driver, autonomously and all by itself without a driver!
I love the fact the organizers offered a hands on training sessions on Day 1 – Friday in pit lane (for extrication marshals).
Gorgeous view of Lower Manhattan from this temporary street circuit on the grounds of the Brooklyn – Red Hook Ship Terminal.
Speaking of Robocars, this display model was neat…
Back to my office: Pit Lane
I love how Virgin Racing keeps with tradition of naming their cars. They do the same with airplanes too, each Virgin Atlantic flight has a fairy sticker on the front pulling the British Union Jack. In Australia I saw Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia) have a flying chick on the nose with an Aussie flag.. very cool:
Roborace in progress:
All electric truck used for the driver parade:
So Holly won! (both races)
Bellie didn’t do so well…
But Holly is awesome!
Welcome to Brooklyn ferry and cruise ship passengers and race fans
At the conclusion of the event a fellow Quebec pit marshal and a fellow French went marshal and I went to lower Manhattan for some food. We had Chinese Soup Dumplings in Chinatown and desert in Little Italy!
I really love Joe’s Shanghai!
more to come soon…