Mahindra Racing, Google Daydream come together to bring racing experience to fans

The video was shot at the Marrakesh E Prix of Formula E, the first fully-electric international street racing series, earlier this year.

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: May 28, 2018 3:43 PM

Formula E team Mahindra Racing has created a first ever 360-degree video to provide an immersive racing experience to the fans. The video is a combination of technology, thrill and design.

The video was shot at the Marrakesh E Prix of Formula E, the first fully-electric international street racing series, earlier this year. Targeted at the existing and new motorsport fans with the purpose of bringing alive the spirit of passioneering, it provides an immersive racing experience leveraging Daydream, Google’s VR platform.

Celebrity influencer Gul Panag and her team at Tittar Lodge Productions (TLP) conceptualized the idea and executed the content development with guidance from Daydream.

Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Group Corporate Brand, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “In today's world, it is critical to innovate in order to break through the clutter and create impact. Thus, we keep looking for new and disruptive ways to engage our fans. Google Daydream’s 360° capabilities & Gul Panag's TIttar Lodge Productions have helped us in telling a unique, visually impactful story for Mahindra Racing."

“We sought out the right partners with a shared passion for disruptive innovation and we are confident that this clutter breaking content will appeal to a larger audience globally apart from, of course motorsport fans," he added.

Vikas Agnihotri, Director, Google India, said, “We are thrilled to see Mahindra Racing embrace the latest of VR technology to create an exciting and engaging experience for the fans of Formula E on YouTube and Daydream platform. With over 30 million views on YouTube in just a month, the 360° video creates a new benchmark.”

Actor -entrepreneur Gul Panag said, “It’s a pioneering piece of content for all of us. When we were conceptualizing this, we wanted to see how we could creatively weave Mahindra Racing’s Formula E story, with what goes behind the scenes at the garage and the beauty of the race location, in a distinct narrative.”

Formula E, now in its fourth season, is gaining rapid visibility among the motorsport fans from across the world and Mahindra Racing team is currently among the leading teams in the championship.

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