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  • The world is changing.

  • Technology is absolutely vital to fast-forward these changes.

  • Seven, six, five, four, three

  • I'm Sam Bird, and I drive an electric racing car.

  • Formula E is a single-seater racing championship but purely for electric vehicles.

  • Formula E is gonna be the catalyst for people believing that electric vehicles are cool, fun and that they are the future.

  • There's no other place in the world where you can push these technologies so hard that you can do in motor sports.

  • Formula E is really in the here and the now.

  • Electric cars, they are computers on wheels.

  • Not only we have to develop the hardware of the car, for sure the motor, the inverter.

  • But also we have an awful lot of software to be developing.

  • There are probably a hundred different topics we can work on to improve the overall efficiencies of our electric racing cars.

  • That's why our partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise is so important.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise have designed a really bespoke IT solution.

  • It is able to condense the amount of time it takes from the data to go from the car to the engineers.

  • We have reduced that time from about two minutes to 10 seconds.

  • That might sound marginal, but shaving two minutes of non-productive time is absolutely critical.

  • Racing is important not only from a sporting perspective, but from a life perspective.

  • I firmly believe the Formula E series will make more people on the planet go green,

  • because the technology from here will go into the production line and make a better, more affordable electric car.

  • It's not so much about the speed of the car themselves.

  • It's about the speed of how our team operates and how quickly we're able to adopt new technologies and integrate them into our race cars.

  • That's why Formula E is so important.

  • This is the catalyst of change.

The world is changing.

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