Meet the teams and drivers taking part in the Extreme E series

Meet the teams and drivers taking part in the Extreme E series
The new Extreme E series launches in Saudi Arabia on April 3-4. (Spacesuit Media/Charly Lopez)
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Updated 30 March 2021

Meet the teams and drivers taking part in the Extreme E series

Meet the teams and drivers taking part in the Extreme E series
  • Desert X Prix, the inaugural event in the new electric SUV series, takes place at AlUla, Saudi Arabia on April 3-4

DUBAI: The coming weekend sees the launch of Extreme E, the electric SUV rally series that kicks off across the desert terrain of AlUla, Saudi Arabia before moving on to four other global destinations.

A total of nine teams will take part, each featuring one male and one female driver, and boasting a star-studded line-up of backers. 

 

 

Team investors include Lewis Hamilton at X44; former Formula champions Nico Roseburg (Roseberg X Racing) and Jenson Button (JBXE), and Michael Andretti (Andretti United Extreme E). 

Meanwhile, the driver line-up features Button himself, W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick, X Games medalist Sara Price, rally legends Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz, plus Christine Giampaoli Zonca.

 

 

Each destination will highlight a different environmental issue, beginning with Saudi Arabia and desertification. Other races include Senegal (rising sea levels), Greenland (melting ice cap), Amazon, Brazil (deforestation) and Patagonia, Argentina (glacial recession).  

Here are all the teams and drivers taking part in the Desert X Prix at AlUla on April 3-4

ABT CUPRA XE (Germany)
Drivers:
Claudia Hurtgen (Germany)
Mattias Ekstrom (Sweden)

ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team (Spain)
Drivers:
Laia Sanz (Spain)
Carlos Sainz (Spain)

Andretti United Extreme E (US)
Drivers:
Catie Munnings (UK)
Timmy Hansen (Sweden)

Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team (Spain)
Drivers:
Christine Giampaoli Zonca (Spain)
Oliver Bennett (UK)

JBXE (UK)
Drivers:
Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky (Sweden)
Jenson Button (UK)

Roseberg X Racing (Germany)
Drivers:
Molly Taylor (Australia)
Johan Kristoffersson (Sweden)

Segi TV Chip Ganassi Racing (US)
Drivers:
Sarah Price (US)
Kyle LeDuc (US)

Veloce Racing (UK)
Drivers:
Jamie Chadwick (UK)
Stephane Sarrazin (France)

X44 (UK)
Drivers:
Cristina Gutierrez (Spain)
Sebastien Loeb (France)

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