Nico Rosberg has an unprecedented racing career. The German after 10 years in Formula 1 snatched a world title from Lewis Hamilton, who has a hegemony in the category.
After that consecration in 2016, Rosberg considered that it was time to change of scene away from starring in a rivalry with the British pilot. Five years later, Rosberg is being the face of the nascent Extreme E.
And it is that his team, Rosberg X Racing has won the two X-Prix disputed to date with the German present in both events.
“It was a very good start to a new championship, it is a difficult challenge. We are proud to win the first two events in the history of the category, it is not easy. When everything is fine, you have to make sure you don’t make mistakes and find your way. We did well, ”Rosberg said in an interview with the newspaper AS.
He also highlighted the presence of several motorsport personalities such as Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button, the latter even as an Extreme E driver in Saudi Arabia.
“It is incredible how many champions have gathered here. I think everyone believes in Alejandro Agag too, he is a visionary. This is the first motorsport that really has such a strong purpose and that is very, very interesting for everyone who is involved here, also for the sponsors and for the audience ”.
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The former Mercedes believes that his decision to participate in the Extreme E was influenced by the fact that the series is focused on sustainability and electric mobility. In that sense, he stated that he was proud to be involved and have an impact in the world beyond entertainment.
“I am happy to be here and to see more and more sponsors, investors and others arrive, it is a really positive dynamic,” he added.
Future growth and inclusion
For the head of Rosberg X Racing, the young Extreme E will have significant growth in the future and is based on the fact that there are people who increasingly watch documentaries about the nature of the planet on long-range platforms such as Netflix.
Another factor that is striking for Rosberg is that the races have a man and a woman as drivers of the “Electric Odyssey” and explained that it was difficult to finalize the hiring of Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor for his team because many teams also they wanted.
Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson lead the Extreme E leaderboard with 71 points after the Ocean X-Prix with Lewis Hamilton’s team, X44 as their closest pursuer with 57 points.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago