The inaugural season of Extreme E, the all electric SUV racing series gets underway in exactly 50 days from today. The first race of the new racing chapter takes place in Saudi Arabia from April 3/4.
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Speaking ahead of the start of the season, Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented saying:
“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.
Former Formula One world champion’s Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button have team’s competing in the series as does defending NTT IndyCar Series championship winning team owner Chip Ganassi and speaking about the upcoming season, defending W Series champion and Veloce Racing driver Jamie Chadwick said:
It’s incredibly exciting with just 50 days to go. I’m training hard everyday and getting myself in the best condition possible come race day. Speaking with Stéphane [Sarrazin] it’s clear we are both fully prepared mentally and physically to kick off the series in Saudi Arabia and give it our all. We’re both so excited to race in this part of the world, not only to experience its beauty and terrain but also to raise awareness of the impact of climate change in the region.”
Johan Kristoffersson, Driver, Rosberg Xtreme Racing added:
I’m not sure where all the time has gone! But, it is super exciting to be 50 days away from the start of the Extreme E season in Saudi Arabia. All the team at Rosberg Xtreme Racing have worked so hard with me and Molly [Taylor] to prepare for the first race and we can’t wait to get started.”