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F1 | Hamilton launches his own team to race in Extreme E series

Lewis Hamilton just founded a racing team which will contest in the first season of the Extreme E series

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F1 |  Hamilton launches his own team to race in Extreme E series
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The six-times F1 champion Lewis Hamilton  has a new line to add to his impressive resume. The most recent addition to his long list of interests combines his love for racing and his fight for positively impacting the communities regarding the climate issues, as Hamilton takes his first role as a team-owner.  Hamilton’s team is branded X44, in reference to the number he has been using since his karting years. The Briton announced : “I’m really excited to share this project with you. It will be fun to have a different role from being the team driver.
What is most appealing though, is that the Extreme E championship will be not only raising awareness of some of the most critical environmental issues facing our planet, but also doing something about it through working with local charitable organisations to leave behind no trace and a long-lasting legacy of change”.  
Every single one of us has the power to make a difference, and it means so much to me that I can use my love of racing, together with my love for our planet, to have a positive impact”
I’m looking forward to the team taking part in this new series and I think it’s incredible that we can do so whilst raising awareness about the climate crisis.” 

Extreme E is a radical new series which will see E-SUVs compete in the most remote corners of the planet that have been impacted by climate change, such as deserts and Amazon forest. The series mandates one female and one male, as the driver's line-up. X44 will join reigning Formula E teams’ champion Techeetah, Abt, Andretti/United Autosports, Chip Ganassi Racing, HWA, QEV and Veloce, as confirmed Extreme E entries for 2021. The inaugural five-round season of the SUV off-road racing championship is still set to launch with a Senegal event on January 23-24.

The series’ founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said : “We are thrilled to welcome Lewis Hamilton and his X44 team to Extreme E. Like us, Lewis is hugely passionate about motorsport, but also shares our belief that we can use sport to highlight subjects which are vital to the world, such as climate change and equality. Lewis is one of the most successful drivers of all time, and we’re all excited to see how his X44 team performs on and off the race track under his incredible guidance”. 

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