A great addition to the new Extreme E off-road series is the performance of the reigning Formula 1 world champion Louis Hamilton. He announced that he will be joining the new World Series with his newly formed X44 team. At Extreme E, teams will compete professionally in new motorsport with electric SUVs in the farthest corners of the world to raise awareness of the coming climate change.
“Extreme E attracted me with its focus on the environment,” said Hamilton. - Each of us can change something in this direction. And it means a lot to me that I can use my love for racing along with my love for our planet. " do something new and positive. I am incredibly proud to represent my own racing team and confirm their entry into Extreme E. "
With the release of the X44, eight Extreme-E teams have already been defined and clarified. In addition to the Hamilton X44, seven more teams have already announced their participation - including Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing, known for the American IndyCar series, the Spanish project QEV Technologies, two-time Formula E champion Techeetah and the British racing team Veloce Racing. reigning champion of Formula 1 Jean-Eric Verne. Two German teams with Abt Sportsline and HWA Racelab will also kick off in 2021.