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.
Introducing… @TeamX44 - founded by @LewisHamilton!
The Six-Time Formula One World Champion has launched his own race team, which will enter Extreme E Season 1.#ExtremeE #TeamX44#LewisHamilton #ElectricOdyssey pic.twitter.com/64G5Nx8KtO
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”.