Extreme E was able to grow abruptly after its debut season in 2021, because from one moment to the next it managed to make a pact with several companies, expand its message through various television channels, in addition to quickly winning over the motorsports-loving public.
The proposal elaborated by Alejandro Agag was able to penetrate the hearts of fans thanks to several factors that diverted the eyes of hundreds of people towards electric SUVs. Now in its second season, it continues as a benchmark series in sustainability.
The thrill of racing is one of the important factors of the competition. The ODYSSEY 21’s electrification and the actions that take place in each place visited as well. However, what really stands out as a principle of the division is gender equality.
In motorsport, there are any number of talented women who do not receive the opportunity they so richly deserve, because to this day it remains a male-dominated branch. However, in Extreme E everyone is worth the same, and the first season proved it after exhibiting great hands, skilled and battle-hardened behind the wheel.
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Molly Taylor, Cristina Gutiérrez, Catie Munnings, Laia Sanz, Christine GZ, Sara Price, Emma Gilmour, Tamara Molinaro, Jutta Kleinschmidt, Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky and Hedda Hosås are examples. They have everything it takes to climb into the ODYSSEY 21, compete and delight fans with their great maneuvers on the most demanding Extreme E circuits.
“The focus on gender equality remains the first in the world in motorsport. We are ensuring with the unique format of our championship that our male and female drivers can compete with the same tools at their disposal at every X Prix on the calendar. We saw so many incredible performances in season 1 and already in season 2, but there is still a lot of work to be done to make motorsport more diverse,” said Alejandro Agag, Extreme E Founder and CEO.
The opportunity of the category has been unique for many drivers looking for their place within motorsport, and Munnings sees it that way: “I think the way male and female drivers are portrayed in the same way is important. To have the same credibility and accountability in the same role as a male driver is great. It’s a positive step for motorsport.”
Written by | Ronald Ortega