Go Inside the World's First $1 Million Drone Race

March 21 — The World Drone Prix in Dubai was the first million dollar drone race, with the winning team taking home a cool $250,000. We meet the tech-loving thrill-seekers behind the sport who want to turn it into the next big thing. (Video by Austin Brown and Tom Gibson)(CORRECTION: An earlier version of this video incorrectly stated that a portion of the prize money was given to the winning team’s sponsor, Tornado.)

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50 Comments

  1. Me on April 19, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Why are they racing on a track and do they wear F1 suits? Drones can fly anywhere and in 3 dimensions. the indoor races are a much better fit.

  2. Vinz Tattoo vlog on April 19, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Modern game the game of the future

  3. burgercat on April 19, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Well this didn’t take off

  4. Tyler Wetzel on April 19, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Surprised this isn’t behind a pay wall

  5. anvb5a1 on April 19, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Wankers! 😀

  6. Chris Norman on April 19, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I don’t think so.

  7. Nick on April 19, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Of course it’s really tough to get support for something that’s not even a sport. You fly drones? Cool bro!!!!

  8. A on April 19, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Doesn’t make sense.

  9. Roner iver M. on April 19, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Weebs be like: THE FOUNDING TITAN

  10. mike stone on April 19, 2021 at 1:34 am

    It’s so funny to me all this hype about drones we had drones 40 years ago but we called them RC…… Cars helicopters planes boats

  11. E. T. on April 19, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Racing drones is the future

  12. Gratte Burnes on April 19, 2021 at 1:36 am

    in wich stupid country ? dubai ?

  13. Holden Caulfield on April 19, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Saudis are recruiting drone pilots for nefarious purposes?

  14. Populous 8 on April 19, 2021 at 1:37 am

    To hell with Bill Gates.

  15. Martin C on April 19, 2021 at 1:38 am

    not even the track is shown nicely.What a bout flying it with a drone and make a video first.
    The fastest drone will be produced to hunt down people in the streets who wear no mask!!!

  16. Al Vin on April 19, 2021 at 1:41 am

    4 billion industry by 2020. HAHA

  17. jordabox ⦔ on April 19, 2021 at 1:41 am

    cant wit to see wipeout pure become reality

  18. J Chr G on April 19, 2021 at 1:41 am

    The best ”pilots” haha…make me laugh,….making me laugh

  19. Josiah Kaufman on April 19, 2021 at 1:41 am

    What’s up with that kids right eye?

  20. rouk on April 19, 2021 at 1:42 am

    and here in my beloved country, you get arrested for terrorism if u get caught with a drone, let alone fly it.
    shame on the rotten brain dead folks around the globe who are in charge..

  21. mean comments on April 19, 2021 at 1:42 am

    i have fifty thousand dollars!!

  22. Ako Tavershima on April 19, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I wish I could double like the video. Its so fascinating

  23. GeneralChangOfDanang on April 19, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Slipstreamers, start your engines!

  24. TheTugenukem on April 19, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Most idiotic race ever.

  25. MarioLoco03 on April 19, 2021 at 1:48 am

    The track suits are kind of silly though.

  26. Abid Bodian on April 19, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Uae is a terrorist country

  27. David Hass on April 19, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Toy land

  28. bikinggal1 on April 19, 2021 at 1:55 am

    I am just finding this video now!! Pretty cool.

  29. The Quiet Kid on April 19, 2021 at 1:56 am

    I already knew this would be in Dubai

  30. Quick Wahay on April 19, 2021 at 1:56 am

    These make using a rifle and a bullet obsolete.

  31. ΞLΞVΛTΞ on April 19, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Ehh was gonna get one but I’d get bored after a while and it would just sit like the $1800 dji

  32. Shaun mcinnis on April 19, 2021 at 1:57 am

    I million is lunch money over there.

  33. AmeliaBuns on April 19, 2021 at 1:58 am

    honestly this is the only type of racing i’d like or want to participate in IF it didn’t cause so much part waste and breakage 😐

  34. Gus on April 19, 2021 at 2:00 am

    03:26 I wonder if the FPV industry is worth 4 bi dollars already. Doesn’t feel like it looking at the current shops that sells them.

  35. McGillus on April 19, 2021 at 2:01 am

    So no racing, just drooling on the ultra rich. How bloomberg..

  36. Ratius Rattius on April 19, 2021 at 2:01 am

    So wtf just happened?

  37. E. T. on April 19, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Wow what a joke hard at it they are

  38. L D on April 19, 2021 at 2:03 am

    NERDS

  39. Stephen Grube on April 19, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Interesting, but does a piss poor job of explaining exactly what the structure of the race is. Are various individual drones racing around the circuit at the same time, first one across the finish line wins? Or one drone at a time, fastest wins? How long is the course? What is the penalty system? Etc, etc..

  40. Boy Rice on April 19, 2021 at 2:06 am

    only for the rich…

  41. onlygodcanjudgeme on April 19, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Wipeout 2021

  42. Sebastian Vargas Q on April 19, 2021 at 2:11 am

    charcha

  43. mean comments on April 19, 2021 at 2:11 am

    this is stupid!

  44. Stevenne Brightfieldhe on April 19, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Stevenne Brightfieldhe

  45. yngvark on April 19, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Talk talk talk.

  46. Crypto Jack on April 19, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Jeezzzz…… Never knew this day would come….

  47. Samuel Bunyan on April 19, 2021 at 2:16 am

    I dreamt about a drone racetrack like this year’s ago. Wowza

  48. Marley Janim on April 19, 2021 at 2:17 am

    This need to be in the olympics

  49. KY on April 19, 2021 at 2:20 am

    interesting… most of them were disqualified due to hitting while flying….🤪

    this kid, went ahead without hitting… but not sure if he completed the run in one go… 😅🤪

  50. It’s the Wrong move. It’s just your ego. on April 19, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I wonder how the race track will evolve over the years…

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