Friday, September 24, 2021
News Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Launches New Race Team

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Launches New Race Team

F1's Lewis Hamilton starts Extreme E racing team

  • Extreme E a showcase of sustainability and climate change

  • Lewis will help team, but won’t be their driver


Six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has just announced that he is starting his own racing team. And before you ask, it’s not because of that unfortunate pitstop mistake on Sunday in Monza. It’s an Extreme E team, a new electric off-road racing series.

The Extreme E series is a proposed racing series that takes an off-road electric SUV to remote locations like Greenland and Nepal, racing to raise awareness of climate change. It’s started by Formula E founder Alejandro Agag and launched with racing driver Gil de Ferran.

Hamilton’s team will be called X44, a nod to his F1 car’s number 44. Lewis won’t be behind the wheel but will use his motorsports knowledge to help grow the team.

“Extreme E is an exciting new sustainability initiative, and this is a great opportunity to be involved from the outset as a team founder. Of course, my ambitions and commitments with Mercedes in Formula One mean that I won’t be operationally involved in X44, but I’m excited to play a different role in this new series, one that brings my vision for a more sustainable and equal world to life,” said Hamilton.

After the racing is over, the series has a program designed to leave a positive impact on the places they’ve raced, leaving remote areas better than found. To reduce environmental impact, no spectators will be allowed and the racing will be broadcast live using a command center and garage fitted to a ship, the RMS St. Helena.

The spec vehicle for the series is called the Odyssey 21, built by Spark Racing TEchnology with a battery from Williams Advanced engineering, it’s designed to operate in some of the most extreme environments on the planet. X44 joins Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti United, Abt, HWE, Techeetah, QEC Technologies, and Veloce Racing in the series.

Trending Now

New 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Priced From $28,000 in Canada

The new hatchback marks the return of the 6-speed manual transmission. It will be offered with either the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre or 1.5-litre...

Verge TS: A new and impressive electric motorcycle

Verge TS is an electric motorcycle from Finland It features 180 miles of range The hubless wheel design is its most distinctive feature The...

The 1979 Porsche 928 From the Film “Risky Business” Sells for $1.98 million at Auction

This is the “hero car” driven by Tom Cruise in the 1983 film. This same car was sold for under $50,000 in 2011. We...

Lucid to build 520 Dream Editions to commemorate record-breaking 520 mile EPA range

EPA range for the Lucid Air Dream Edition is 520 miles (836 kilometers) The company increased production of the limited Dream Edition up...

Nissan Canada Will Auction Off a Unique GT-R Work of Art

It’s a 1-of-1 non-fungible token (NFT) with a special extra. The digital piece of art will include the keys to an actual new...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.