WATCH: Here's why this autonomous racer could eventually surpass F1 cars

Roborace CEO Lucas De Grassi shares a demo of his company's autonomous Formula 1 racer.

The former Formula E champion and Formula 1 driver explains how they are slowly making strides in becoming faster and efficient.

Faster than Lewis?

The thought of nobody being behind the wheel of a race car hurtling across the track at absurd speeds is a daunting prospect but as De Grassi explains, the responsibility between driver and car is an even split.

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Could this car be faster than the likes of Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel? That remains to be seen, but make no mistake the gap is starting to be bridged ever so slightly.