Hyundai Motorsport’s Augusto Farfus and Andrea Adamo discuss electric racing on Are We There Yet?

12 March, 2021

  • Hyundai releases the second episode of its new podcast, Are We There Yet?
  • This week’s guests are Hyundai Motorsport’s racing driver Augusto Farfus and Team Principal Andrea Adamo, who chat to Suzi Perry about how motorsport is going electric
  • Adamo and Farfus discuss their driving experiences, how they got into motorsport, and the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR
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Hyundai has released the second episode of its new podcast, Are We There Yet?. “How we make racing electric” features two key players from Hyundai Motorsport: Team Principal Andrea Adamo and racing driver Augusto Farfus.

Are We There Yet? is Hyundai Motor’s all-new bi-weekly podcast. Hosted by British motorsport presenter Suzi Perry, guests from Hyundai reveal the latest developments from behind the scenes in a free-flowing conversation format. During the second episode, Perry spoke to Farfus and Adamo about their first driving experiences and passion for racing, as well as how high-performance EVs in motorsport can contribute to the cars we will soon see on the streets.


Adamo and Farfus also shared insights about working in the fast-paced world of motorsport, and the Veloster N ETCR, Hyundai’s first electric race car. The Veloster N ETCR will compete in the upcoming PURE ETCR series, which set to have its first competitive season in 2021.


“You get there and then you see [the Veloster N ETCR], which has no [internal combustion] engine, and has a completely different way of handling before getting out on track. And of course, it is completely silent. And this initially makes the first feeling very unique, because you start the car and then, normally, you feel the engine roaring, and there is no roaring of the engine. The engine is completely quiet. You press the throttle, and it moves… And then you drive out and it’s like going with no engine. You hear the sound of the wind blowing through the car.” - Augusto Farfus on his experience driving and handling Hyundai’s all-electric race car.


The second episode of Are We There Yet? is now live and available to listeners on Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast and other podcast streaming platforms. It is produced by Fresh Air Production.