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World's fastest drone chases Red Bull F1 car around Silverstone

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The drone managed to handle the 18 corners of Silverstone, staying glued behind the RB20.

Red Bull recently released a video showing a drone chasing Max Verstappen driving his RB20 F1 car around the Silverstone circuit. The drone in question, called Red Bull Drone 1, was developed by Dutch Drone Gods in partnership with Red Bull.

The Red Bull Drone 1 is a manually piloted first-person view drone & is capable of accelerating to 186 mph (299.3 km/h) in just 4 seconds. Ahead of the chase, the drone was put to the test via a drag race against Red Bull's RB8 - Sebastian Vettel's 2012 championship-winning car, driven by David Coulthard. However, despite the RB8 being powered by a 2.4-litre V8 engine producing 850 BHP, Coulthard lost the race to the drone.

During the chase sequence, the drone managed to keep up with Max Verstappen and his RB20 driven on full wet tyres in the rain for a full lap. The drone managed to handle the 18 corners of Silverstone, staying glued behind the RB20. The FPV video showcased the water spray flowing over the car, adding a dramatic layer to the video.

Source: Red Bull/YouTube

 
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