Extreme E was created by the man behind Formula E, Alejandro Agag, to raise awareness of some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems.
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McLaren will join the Extreme E electric off-road championship next year, the Formula 1 team announced on Friday.
Extreme E was launched by the man behind Formula E, Alejandro Agag to raise awareness of some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
« This new company is true to our roots of competing in a variety of categories, innovation and valor, » said McLaren team principal Zak Brown.
For Brown is Extreme E « a force for good in tackling some of the greatest challenges our world faces today and in the future ». The British F1 team gave Lewis Hamilton his first world title and Hamilton’s X44 team takes part Inaugural season of Extreme E.
The RxR team of Hamilton’s former teammate at Mercedes, 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg, leads the series after wins in the first two races.
Brown noted that she against some te big names would compete, « but we’re here to win ».
Brown has overseen a strong revival of McLaren’s fortune in Formula 1, with Lando Norris finishing fourth in the drivers’ standings and the team the same Position in the constructors’ championship.
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Cui Yuanpu, who has been karting since he was six, joins several other potential future F1 stars in the Mercedes junior driver program.
Before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton was critical of the organizers of the French Open.
The seven-time Formula 1 champion was one second behind Red Bull driver Sergio Perez and almost as far behind championship leader Max Verstappen on Friday. Just reaching the top 10 qualifying shootout on Saturday could be a challenge.
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