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ACCIONA Sainz XE Team
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How XE's star power puts Formula E under pressure

With the addition of Jenson Button's own team to join the involvement of fellow Formula 1 champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Extreme E's ranks, the new electric SUV series is brimming with star power to enable it to deliver on its promise

It's remarkable that the maiden season of Extreme E will feature three Formula 1 world champions thanks to the involvement of Messrs Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and now Jenson Button.

Only when Hamilton renews his Mercedes contract for 2021 will F1 itself surpass the title-winning headcount, with the returning Fernando Alonso ranking alongside Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. As statements go, it's an astonishing feat for XE and comes all before an electric motor has whirred in anger.

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