The first Extreme E racing weekend is just a few days away. With ten teams entered and a legendary lineup of champion drivers, the series is gearing up for an epic weekend of action in Saudi Arabia from April 3-4.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, expressed his excitement for a dream come true.
“Wow, just 50 days to go until our first race weekend. I’m delighted and proud we have got to this point despite everything that has gone on in the last year. Our adventure now truly begins, with the St. Helena departing on her voyage in a matter of days. This is the culmination of a number of years of hard work, and I really can’t wait to see all the cars, drivers and scientists at our first event in Saudi Arabia.
There are ten teams entering Season 1, including three owned by Formula 1 world champions, like Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button founders of X44, Rosberg Xtreme Racing and JBXE, respectively.
These teams will be joined by ABT CUPRA XE, ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team, Andretti United, Chip Ganassi Racing, Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team, Team TECHEETAH and Veloce Racing.
The Extreme E driver lineup brings together champions from a variety of motorsports disciplines ranging from single seater to rally, rallycross, Dakar and sports car racing.
Mattias Ekström and Claudia Hürtgen (ABT CUPRA XE); Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz (ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team); Timmy Hansen and Catie Munnings (Andretti United); Kyle LeDuc and Sara Price (Chip Ganassi Racing); Oliver Bennett and Christine Giampaoli (Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team); Jenson Button (JBXE); Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor (Rosberg Xtreme Racing); Stéphane Sarrazin and Jamie Chadwick (Veloce Racing); and Sébastien Loeb and Cristina Gutiérrez (X44); with three driver positions still in play.
The countdown to the exciting competition has began.