Extreme E News

Kleinschmidt to replace Hurtgen
Why McLaren entry benefits everyone
Brazil, Argentina rounds called off
XE effort won't affect McLaren F1
McLaren commits to Extreme E entry

The Abt Cupra Extreme E team has called up series reserve driver Jutta Kleinschmidt for the remainder of the season after her star performance in Senegal to replace Claudia Hurtgen.

Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved Prime

McLaren's announcement that it will enter the Extreme E series for electric SUVs next year came as something of a surprise. But it brings benefits that other championships it could seek to enter cannot, while providing a timely boost to a start-up that has had to cancel two of its South American rounds.

Extreme E calls off Brazil and Argentina rounds
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Extreme E has been forced to drop both Brazil and Argentina from its inaugural five-round season but is “actively seeking alternate destinations”.

McLaren insists Extreme E effort will not disrupt F1 team
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McLaren insists that its efforts to get back to winning ways in Formula 1 will not be disrupted by its decision to join Extreme E next year.

McLaren commits to Extreme E entry in 2022
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McLaren Racing will enter the second season of Extreme E in 2022, becoming the 10th team to commit to the fledgling all-electric SUV off-road racing series.

Kleinschmidt's unexpected return to racing with CUPRA

The return of Jutta Kleinschmidt was one of the major talking points of the Senegal Extreme E event, as the 2001 Dakar Rally winner replaced Claudia Hurtgen at Abt CUPRA.

Why Extreme E's Senegal round hints at the series' true potential

Extreme E's second round on the sands of Senegal refined some the more clunky aspects of the series' debut event in Saudi Arabia. Even though its star-studded finale between Lewis Hamilton's X44 team and Rosberg X Racing proved anticlimactic, the pieces are in place for the series to only get better

Rosberg's team wins Senegal Extreme E despite X44 clash

A first-corner collision in Senegal between the Extreme E teams of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg paved the way for Rosberg X Racing to score consecutive championship victories.

Rosberg X Racing to join X44, JBXE in Extreme E Senegal finale

Rosberg X Racing emerged victorious in the Extreme E semi-finals in Senegal and will face the teams of Formula 1 world champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in the finale.

Ganassi explains cause of "one in a million" Extreme E shutdown

Chip Ganassi Racing's Extreme E driver Kyle LeDuc has revealed that a tree activated a “one in a million” car shutdown that ended his hopes of qualifying strongly in Senegal.

Loeb, Gutierrez top Senegal XE qualifying for Hamilton's X44 team

Sebastien Loeb and Cristine Gutierrez stormed the combined qualifying times for Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team ahead of the second Extreme E round in Senegal.

Hamilton's X44 team tops opening Senegal XE qualifying Ocean X-Prix
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Hamilton's X44 team tops opening Senegal XE qualifying

Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez guided the Extreme E team of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton to the top of the morning qualifying times in Senegal.

Ill Hurtgen withdraws from Senegal round, Kleinschmidt in

Abt Cupra driver Claudia Hurtgen will miss the second Extreme E round in Senegal after contracting a virus and will be replaced by 2001 Dakar Rally winner Jutta Kleinschmidt.

Sainz wants Extreme E to consider age and size in pitstop rules Ocean X-Prix
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Sainz wants Extreme E to consider age and size in pitstop rules

Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr has called on Extreme E to open up its equality stance to include age and size following an alteration to the pitstop regulations.

Ekstrom leads Loeb in Senegal Extreme E practice

Two-time DTM champion and Abt Cupra driver Mattias Ekstrom beat Sebastien Loeb to the top of the free practice times ahead of the second-ever Extreme E round in Senegal.

XE to use slower Senegal circuit to boost overtaking

Extreme E will use a slower speed circuit for the next round in Senegal this weekend in response to criticism over a lack of overtaking on its debut event.

Extreme E to return to four-car finals in Senegal Ocean X-Prix
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Extreme E to return to four-car finals in Senegal

Extreme E will return to a four-car final shootout as originally intended and award points to the fastest team through a specified sector as part of format changes for Senegal.  

Button stands down from Senegal XE, Hansen to race

Jenson Button will stand down from driving for his own JBXE Racing Extreme E team in the next round in Senegal and will be replaced by Kevin Hansen.

Hamilton starts work with media talent manager Penni Thow
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Hamilton starts work with media talent manager Penni Thow

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has started working in partnership with renowned sports and media talent manager Penni Thow, Motorsport.com can reveal.

Extreme E: Alejandro Agag says the world is now ready to listen
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Extreme E: Alejandro Agag says the world is now ready to listen

Alejandro Agag is celebrated as a pioneer of sustainable motorsport having created not one, but two electric racing series from scratch. Earlier this month he staged the inaugural Extreme E event, while Formula E is thriving in its seventh season. For the latest #ThinkingForward interview with motorsport’s leaders, we ask Agag how he sees Extreme E evolving and whether he believes that motorsport has successfully taken the opportunity of the Coronavirus crisis to reshape itself for the future?

Agag: Extreme E has "almost identical" feeling as first FE race
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Agag: Extreme E has "almost identical" feeling as first FE race

Extreme E co-founder Alejandro Agag says he feels “almost identical” after the first event of the new SUV championship when compared to his feelings after the debut Formula E race.

Loeb calls on XE supplier to fix issues that cost Saudi win Desert X-Prix
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Loeb calls on XE supplier to fix issues that cost Saudi win

Sebastien Loeb has called on Extreme E car builder Spark Racing Technology to “solve” repeat power steering issues that cost the X44 team its chance in the Saudi Arabia final. 

How Extreme E exceeded expectations to pass its first major test Prime
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How Extreme E exceeded expectations to pass its first major test

The racing may have lacked the explosive conclusion to Formula E's first race in 2014 and was not without its hiccups. But Extreme E's leap into the unknown appears to have paid off, delivering a spectacle quite unlike anything else

Extreme E: The team-by-team guide Prime

Extreme E: The team-by-team guide

The world’s newest motorsport discipline is set to go racing for the first time this weekend. Extreme E’s innovations and plans have raised some eyebrows, but it also provides an exciting list of competitors and teams for the inaugural campaign

How Extreme E’s charging solution could transform motorsport Prime

How Extreme E’s charging solution could transform motorsport

The new off-road SUV series aims to go boldly into the unknown on several fronts, but perhaps its most significant measure will involve the energy source powering its fleet of cars