Desert X Prix: Rosberg Xtreme Racing took the glory

The team led by Nico Rosberg prevailed on the first date of the Extreme E tournament held in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.

La Extreme E started his first championship with him Desert X Prix. The competition was left to the Rosberg Xtreme Racing, the team created by the German Nico Rosberg, champion of the F1 in 2016. The victory came to him through the great work done by the duo made up of the Swede Johan Kristoffersson and the Australian Molly taylor.

Rosberg Xtreme Racing
Photo: Steven Tee / LAT Images.

Rosberg's team won a final between three teams, including the one created by the seven-time F.1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton, with French Sébastien Loeb y Cristina Gutierrez as pilots, they were third.

Between the two teams of former Formula 1 rivals, the American formation Andretti, with the British Catie munnings and the Swedish Timmy hansen, finished second.

Rosberg Xtreme Racing
Photo: Sam Bloxham / LAT Images.

In each session, three drivers set off at the same time for nine kilometers, before taking a quick relay to make way for the other driver in this mixed format.

"This is crazy. I am very grateful to the whole team for the effort made this weekend, which has been intense and really on the edge. Molly and Johan produced phenomenal driving. Neither of them made a mistake in really difficult conditions, and they both showed incredible speed. "Rosberg summarized.

Rosberg Xtreme Racing
Photo: Colin McMaster / LAT Images.

The premiere of the Extreme E on Saudi soil was not without accidents since there were broken vehicles in the three days. The most spectacular was the Shoot Out to define the seventh place in which the binomials faced Kyle LeDuc-Sara Price (Segi TV Chip Ganassi Racing) and Mattias Ekström / Claudia Hürtgen (ABT CUPRA XE) that ended with LeDuc violently ramming Hürtgen in full pursuit.

The next date will be in Senegal, Dakar, on May 30.


1) Rosberg X Racing (Johan Kristoffersson / Molly Taylor)
2) Andretti United (Timmy Hansen / Catie Munnings) + 23.73s
3) X44 (Sébastien Loeb / Cristina Gutiérrez) + 1m38.09s

CHAMPIONSHIP: 1) Rosberg X Racing (Johan Kristoffersson / Molly Taylor), 35 points; 2) X44 (Sébastien Loeb / Cristina Gutiérrez), 30; 3) Andretti United (Timmy Hansen / Catie Munnings), 28; 4) ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team (Carlos Sainz / Laia Sanz), 26; 5) Hispano Suiza XITE Energy Team (Oliver Bennett / Christine Giampaoli Zonca), 20; 6) JBXE (Jenson Button / Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky), 17; 7) ABT Cupra XE (Mattias Ekström / Claudia Hürtgen), 13; 8) Segi TV Chip Ganassi Racing (Kyle LeDuc / Sara Price), 12; 9) Veloce Racing (Stéphane Sarrazin / Jamie Chadwick), 8.



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