extreme-e :

Extreme E is an FIA-sanctioned international off-road racing series that uses spec silhouette electric SUVs to race in remote parts of the world, such as the Saudi Arabian desert or the Arctic.

Nine teams signed up for the inaugural season with all entries will runingn one of the standardised Odyssey 21 E-SUVs. Unlike Formula E, which requires drivers to lift and coast to preserve energy, the cars will race flat-out in sprint events known as ‘X-Prix’.

Five rounds were contested in the first year with the format closely resembling that used by World Rallycross. Over two days, the teams will compete in a brace of qualifying heats to progress into the semi-finals and a final.

On-track position, rather than times, will declare the winner. Each heat will consist of two laps, one driven by the teams’ female driver, the other by the male, thanks to a mid-race pitstop.

Teams are backed by some of the biggest names in motorsport – Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, McLaren and Andretti Motorsport.

Read more about the teams and drivers at – here

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan

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