Black Book Motorsport

Addressing Motorsport’s New Horizon - Part 6:

30th June

The BlackBook Virtual Summits bring industry leaders together to discuss the new path motorsport has been placed on.

In an uncertain world, motorsport needs to adapt. The pressures of a global pandemic, climate change and rapid digitalisation require bold changes in order for motorsport to remain relevant and continue to grow. In this ongoing series, we are joined by prominent rights holders, race promoters, brands and OEMs to talk together on the future of the sport.

Charging tomorrow: Pushing the boundaries of e-mobility

14:00 - 15:00 BST

Enel X, part of the Italian energy company Enel, is dedicated to the evolution and innovation of the worlds future energy needs and what better way to demonstrate this innovation than through their powerful partnerships in top-level motorsport. With a world rapidly transitioning into an e-mobility landscape, motorsport provides an effective platform to communicate this vision and to see it demonstrated in a sporting environment. 

  • How does Enel X leverage the motorsport environment to further progress its technologies?
  • Where are the key differences in supporting a four-wheel series like Formula E and two-wheeled series like MotoE?
  • What does future e-mobility look like and what role could motorsport continue to play?

Speakers:

Michele Cecchini

Michele Cecchini

Head of eMotorsport, Enel X

Moderator: Vanessa Guerra

Moderator: Vanessa Guerra

Motorsport Presenter & Creative Producer

The Future Grand Prix: How racing could look in 2050?

15:00 - 16:00 BST

The rapid advancement of technology in the mobility sector can credit motorsport as its performance testbed. If we looked through a crystal ball three decades from now, how extreme would technology have become and how would this look in a racing environment? 

To address this, McLaren Applied, the most innovative and forward-thinking division of the McLaren Group, a name synonymous with success in Grand Prix racing, outline the changes yet to come and what could well be possible in the future.

  • What changes are on the immediate horizon for motorsport that requires a new perspective?
  • Why can other sectors, such as defence and aerospace, provide mutually beneficial eco-systems for technology transfer?
  • How can modern advancements in technology help us to see what motorsport could look like in a distant year like 2050?

Speakers:

Matthias Dank

Matthias Dank

Director of Motorsport, McLaren Applied

Moderator: Peter Jones

Moderator: Peter Jones

Executive Director, BlackBook Motorsport

A champion's legacy - In discussion with Jean-Eric Vergne

16:00 - 17:00 BST

Jean-Eric Vergne has a storied career in motorsport, culminating in his current and successful multi-championship winning tenure in Formula E. However Jean-Eric has wider interests in the future of motorsport as Co-Founder of Veloce, an organisation operating a race team within the Extreme E Series and a successful operation in running teams within esports. As the multi-discipline master of racing, his perspective on where motorsport is heading comes from experience. 

  • Why is Formula E such a different ecosystem from the world of Formula One?
  • How has Veloce set about its ambitions both as a race team and an esports outfit?
  • What role does Extreme E and Veloce play in leaving a lasting positive legacy in the regions in which they race?

Speakers:

Jean-Eric Vergne

Jean-Eric Vergne

Co-Founder, Veloce Racing

Moderator: Julia Fry

Moderator: Julia Fry

Head of Communications, Extreme E

BlackBook Motorsport Virtual Summit