Current E will bring four team members to Saturday’s Berlin race and will make use of live video streaming service Periscope.
Since September 2013, Current E has led the way among the specialised Formula E press (and the wider automotive media) in putting “boots on ground” at critical events. Editor Ross Ringham was present at the Frankfurt motor show for the launch of the Spark-Renault chassis; some six months later, Shiv Gohil took his first Current E commission, shooting the construction of the Formula E Donington HQ, followed by the official opening event a few weeks later.
In the summer of 2014, Current E covered every day of public preseason testing at Donington Park, through photography, Condensed Matter analysis pieces and a live feed via Twitter. The team subsequently has been trackside at every race of the first Formula E calendar: in-person coverage unlike any other channel.
At the Monaco race, we moved up several gears by bringing along two top-class photographers (Dan Bathie joined Shiv), as well as Scarbs, our technical editor.
In Berlin this week, we’ll take another significant step forward. Current E’s lead designer and silver-tongued social media whiz Naomi Panter will join Ringham, Bathie and Gohil at the circuit. She’ll be exploring behind the scenes, talking to drivers and team principals, finding out more about DHL’s logistics programme and making use of live streaming platform Periscope to bring Current E readers closer than ever to the action.
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