Oscar winner Adrien Brody gets behind the wheel of Formula E's GEN3 race car

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Oscar winner Adrien Brody gets behind the wheel of Formula E's GEN3 race car

Adrien Brody, Oscar winner and star of The Pianist, Asteroid City and Succession, put in another award-winning performance today behind the wheel of the world's fastest, most powerful and sustainable single-seater electric race car: Formula E's GEN3.


A massive motorsport fan, who started the engine of his automotive passion racing drag cars in New York City growing up, Brody jumped at the chance to experience the Formula E GEN3 race car on the track in Saudi Arabia where Formula E’s Diriyah E-Prix double-header of night races take place on Friday and Saturday.

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Wearing a full racing suit, boots, gloves and helmet, Formula E engineers worked with Adrien to ease into the confines of the single-seater cockpit of the GEN3 – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built.
Capable of over 200mph, Brody expertly handled the GEN3 for two laps around the 2.49km, 22-turn street track that snakes around the walls of the historic UNESCO World Heritage site.

Adrien Brody said: “Getting out on the track today in the Porsche Taycan Safety Car with more than 700bhp was such a thrill. I grew up drag racing in New York and have had some track experience but getting behind the wheel in the Formula E GEN3 race car on the Diriyah Street Circuit gave me even greater appreciation and respect for the sport and for the talent and skill and competitive spirit that these drivers possess. There’s so much torque in these electric vehicles and they are so incredibly light, so it takes a really refined touch to feather it through the turns, and keep it from getting squirrely even when gunning it down the straightaway.”