Formula E is F1’s less noisy, slightly more obscure cousin. But one place it really shines is the video highlights, which let you ride on board with the drivers as they somehow avoid crashing.
These 360-degree videos are actually just the beginning of much bigger plans: Formula E is working on broadcasting races live in VR, to anyone using Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Gear VR headsets.
It makes a ton of sense: car racing is one of the few sports I really think could be made better through 360-degree VR. There’s no real benefit to watching baseball or soccer through a headset, but stick me virtually on top of a 322km/h open-cockpit car blasting through the streets of Monaco? Now we’re talking.
In the meantime, you can go enjoy these highlights from this weekend’s race at Long Beach. You’ll need to use Chrome at a minimum, but if you’ve got a smartphone and Google Cardboard handy, it’s worth your time to do it properly. [YouTube]