With ten teams ready to race featuring a legendary lineup of champion drivers, the Extreme E gears up for an epic, action-packed opening weekend on 3 y 4 de abril en Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia. That will be the start of his first championship, which will close in the Argentina.
"Wow! It's only a month away from the first Extreme E race weekend and what a spectacular place to start our adventure. The Saint Helena ship is on its way to Saudi Arabia. This momentous moment is the culmination of years of hard work and planning, and I know that Al-Ula will captivate our audience when they see this incredible place, such a special setting for our first competition. ", he claimed Alexander Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E.
Of the ten teams registered for the first season, three of them are owned by current and former Formula 1 world champions such as Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg y Jenson Button, founders of X44, Rosberg X Racing y JBXE, respectively. These teams will be joined ABT CUPRA XE, ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team, Andretti United, Chip Ganassi Racing, Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team, Team Techeetah y Veloce Racing.
The Extreme E driver lineup brings together drivers from a variety of motorsport disciplines ranging from single seater to rally, rallycross, Dakar and sport car racing.
The pairs already confirmed are Mattias Ekström y Claudia Hürtgen, of the ABT CUPRA XE; Carlos Sainz y Laia Sanz, of ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team; Timmy hansen y Catie munnings, from Andretti United; Kyle leduc y Sara price, from Chip Ganassi Racing; Oliver bennett y Christine Giampaoli, from the Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team; Johan Kristoffersson y Molly taylor, from Rosberg X Racing; Stéphane Sarrazin y Jamie Chadwick, from Veloce Racing; Y Sébastien Loeb y Cristina Gutierrezby X44. Button, meanwhile, has yet to confirm who will be his female partner at JBXE. While Techeetah must do the same with his mixed binomial.
Extreme E will not only bring wheel-to-wheel fought races to a worldwide audience through its more than 40 international stationsRather, it has a broader purpose: to highlight the climate emergency that affects the whole world.
Across motorsport, the series will showcase electric SUVs racing in some of the most remote corners of the planet that have been damaged by climate change.
Each destination has been chosen with a different environmental issue in mind: the X Prix of the Desert in Saudi Arabia will highlight desertification, the X Prix of the Ocean in Senegal will show the rise in sea levels, the X Prix of the Arctic in Greenland the melting of the ice cap, the X Prix of the Amazon in Brazil deforestation and the X Prix of the Glacier in Patagonia in Argentina the glacial recession.
The X Prix del Desierto in Al-Ula begins on Saturday April 3 with the qualifying rounds and the final race will be held on Sunday April 4. The Extreme E competitions are not open for fans to attend in person, but the rankings will be shown live on the Extreme E website, and the finals will be broadcast on TV.