THE

HIGH PERFORMANCE

EVTOL SPECTACLE 
AND STAGE OF

URBAN AIR MOBILITY

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MISSION & VISION

A NEW TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION

In a fast-evolving sector like the one of the personal mobility air vehicles, the mission of the company is to offer a feasible, innovative solution for this type of transportation. The vision that leads there is through the development of new technologies that will be demonstrated to the public with a widely broadcasted new sport series.

A NEW RACE SERIES

The creation of a new sport that, on one hand, fits precisely in the strategy of the FAI (World Air Sports Federation) and, on the other hand, is connected to the top series of car racing, is the key point for the diffusion of the technology among a large number of spectators.

OUR STRATEGY

The strategy envisioned is to design a high performance race vehicle with the best technology available today, but with the provision for implementing new future solutions. It is full electric with a high safety design and can be modified by teams during the championship.

 

THE RACE VEHICLE

High-performance eVTOLs as base race vehicle for the championship.

eVTOL

Highly manoeuvrable

Electric motors with thrust vectoring

High safety design
(crashworthy structure, ballistic parachute, failsafe philosophy)

Anti-collision systems

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THE RACE

The first ground breaking air race using the safest, fastest and most reliable VTOL technology. The base racing device is created & delivered by us and can be modified & developed by teams to make new technology approaches public. The first air race where pilots can lift themselves in high speed air manoeuvring races to the podium. In the 3rd dimension an overtaking is not limited to left or right but can also be managed over or underneath the competitor to claim technological leadership by becoming world champion.

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MANAGEMENT

The founder quickly gathered a group of professionals with a common motor racing or media background, specialized in different areas, to create an all-round team with expertise in: events management, media entertainment, vehicle design, aerodynamics and flight mechanics, simulation, vehicle operation, team operations and legal.

CRISTIAN MENDEZ CARMONA

Founder & CEO

An event specialist who worked since 1996 for mayor sports events in different departments where he has been motorhome manager of the WilliamsF1 team at the end. Cristian made on top insightful expertise while working on more events like MotoGP, FIFA, ATP Tennis Masters, Olympic Games as well as the grand opening of the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. Thanks to that he has a large network of great personalities in motorsports, media, and event management.

LUCAS MARCHESINI MBA

Co-Founder & CTO

With a Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and an MBA from SDA Bocconi, Lucas Marchesini has worked in several industries with a common ground: the forefront technology. After aerospace, motor racing, electronics, semiconductors and scientific software, the passion for innovation has led him also to the food tech sector and the multiple applications of the blockchain technology.

JUANJO ESPINOSA

Co-Founder & CDO

With 30 years experience ranging from automotive engineering & design development with worldwide known OEMs, FIA GT & monocoque coachbuilding and digital sculpting to transportation design & development, such as motorcycles, yachts & submersibles, Juanjo Espinosa continuosly pursues the best balance between aesthetics, feasibility, and purpose.

MICHAEL MESARIC, P.I.A.

Co-Founder & CMO

15+ years experience in marketing, marketing communications and advertising. Michael Mesaric worked for the world´s leading agency networks like FCB, MullenLowe, McCann, BlueBarracuda and VMLY&R in Austria as well as in UAE/Dubai. In this time he serviced 30+ brands - from start ups to global companies.

XEVI PUJOLAR


Advisory Board

Head of Trackside Engineering F1 at Sauber Motorsport AG

 

ADVISORS

PHILIP SAM

HR & Talent Aquisition

From advising, consulting and helping to build start-up ventures to having worked with the largest OEM’s within Automotive & Aerospace and also the largest Motorsport/Formula 1 teams, Phil comes with the thorough knowledge of these sectors. Offering an array of expertise his passion and knowledge has allowed him to build relationships & connections extensively throughout. Placing candidates from Executive Search level through to engineering level, he joins the team with the skills and know how to support us right the way through on an advisory and talent acquisition level.

DAVID HIEBAUM

Asia Representative

18+ years Asian experience in marketing & leadership. Founder of two new media agencies in China. Founder of Sportauto Asia - sportscar & motorsport publishing house and media partner of 9 Motorsport championships (PCCA, Blancpain GT Asia Series) and regular F1 Journalist.

PROF. DR. JÜRGEN PAULUS

Co-Founder & Advisor

Owner of Future Lab X and consultancy in all matters of digital transformation and establishments of business ecosystems.

 

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