29th November 2019
Every aspect of the car has been rendered in fine detail, from the distinct, aerodynamic shape of the vehicle to the individual sponsorship logos of ABB, Michelin and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Finished off with the electric car’s Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, it is easy to mistake this brick version of the car for the real thing. Using 328,073 toy construction bricks, the whole project took 14 builders a total 865 hours.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is a motorsport championship using only electric cars. Conceived in 2011, today the Championship boasts 14 races in 12 of the world’s most progressive cities across five continents.
Attending the unveiling alongside LVCG Chairman David Ciclitira was world-renowned racing driver Felipe Massa, who celebrated 15 seasons on the Formula 1 circuit before debuting with Formula E Venturi Racing Team in 2018. Joining both of them was Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi Automobiles. Sylvie Biancheri, General Manager of Grimaldi Forum also attended the worldwide launch.
I WANT TO DRIVE THE CAR!
Felipe Massa was struck by the care and attention that had gone into the construction of the replica. “I think it’s amazing” he said, “it’s beautiful and I think that it’s a fantastic idea of Venturi and BRICKLIVE, I’m sure people will be very impressed with this car…. I want to drive the car!"
The spectacular Venturi Formula E car can be seen at the BRICKLIVE Christmas Show in Monaco from the 21st December to the 5th January 2020.
The next pit stop for this Venturi Formula E car will be at the world famous Geneva International Motor Show, which will be held at the prestigious PalExpo Convention Centre from the 5th to the 15th March 2020. You can expect to see this incredible model parked at other BRICKLIVE events next year.
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