Extreme E – The Electric Odyssey 2021 – new era in Motorsport incorporating gender balance and climate sustainability

Extreme E – The Electric Odyssey 2021 – new era in Motorsport incorporating gender balance and climate sustainability

Extreme E- The Electric Odyssey 2021 heralds a new era of Motorsport racing incorporating gender balance and climate sustainability as pathway for future racing around the world.

Extreme E X44 Team founder Lewis Hamilton Drivers: Cristina Gutierrez and Sebastien Loeb. Photo Credit: Extreme E.

The unique principle and ethos provides Series requirements of one male and one female driver per Team, racing 5 Rounds at 5 different regions around the world. Underpinning the Series are the race cars Odyssey 21 E- SUV’s, powered by hydrogen-cell technology to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on the environment.

Innovative Motorsport Series, futuristic in planning, coupled with embracing how Motorsport can raise and action sustainable practices to protect environments, it is little wonder that founder Alejandro Agag has attracted high profile Motorsport Teams to compete in the 2021 Series.

10 Teams consist of composition of drivers from Off-Road, Rally and 2-4 wheel drivers from Germany (2 Teams), USA (2 Teams), Spain (2 Teams), Great Britain (3 Teams) and Indonesia. Women make up half of the total race-time with world-class racers of Laia Sanz (Dakar Rally), Jamie Chadwick (F3), Sara Price (Rally), Molly Taylor (Rally), Cristina Gutierrez (Dakar), Claudia Hurtgen (Endurance Racing), Catie Munnings (Rally), Christine Giampaoli (Rally) and 2 to be confirmed for Britain’s JBXE Team and Indonesia’s EX Team.

Extreme E Acciona Team Laia Sanz and Sebastien Loeb. Photo Credit: Extreme E.

Race format will take the form of Qualifying, semi-final and Final over 2 day event, with Teams undergoing challenge of racing 10kms laps with change of driver at strategic point of race. First Round will begin at Al- ‘Ula in Saudi Arabia on 20-21st March followed by Round 2 at Dakar in Senegal on 29-30th May.

The second half of the Series will travel and race in Greenland on 28-29th August, Round 4 in Brazil on 23-24th October and Final Round 5 in Argentina on 11-12th December. Each location will amplify the awareness of climate change on the environment. Scientists on board the beacon of command central will take on board data collected on issues raised as follows: desertification, deforestation, retreating mountain glaciers, plastic pollution and rising sea levels.

Header Photo Extreme E launch of Teams Photo Credit: Extreme E. Words: Sharon Cox.

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