Extreme E, the all new electric SUV racing series which will launch in less than two months time in Saudi Arabia which takes place on April 3/4, which is just 44 days away.
NTT IndyCar Series team owners Chip Ganassi and Michael Andretti have entered the new series while former Formula One world champions Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton all have teams in the new series.
The series will use the St Helena vessel to ship the cars, and freight to each venue over the course of the season and the vessel has been loaded up and prepared to leave the United Kingdom.
Speaking after christening the St Helena, Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented saying:
Today I feel extremely proud. The departure of the St. Helena marks the start of her new voyage. Extreme E’s first season is now officially underway.
“This has been a massive project and she really is unrecognisable from when we purchased her back in 2018. She is unmistakably part of Extreme E with the exterior branding, and the internal refit looks incredible. One of my favourite features of the ship is the creation of a science laboratory, which replaces the original swimming pool, and I’m delighted that from Saudi Arabia we will have a variety of scientists on-board conducting oceanic research projects.
“I have always had a love for the ocean, which was inspired by documentaries featuring the French biologist, Jacques Cousteau. He made me dream because he had a boat, he had the Calypso, and my dream is that the St. Helena becomes the new Calypso of the 21st century.”
Agag went on to say:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the crew who have worked so hard on the St. Helena to prepare her for her new journey, and all the team at Cammell Laird port here in Liverpool – we wouldn’t be at this point without all their efforts