Continental started to produce special purpose tires for the new racing series Extreme E off-road, of which it is a co-founder.
Formula 2021 World Champion Lewis Hamilton announced that he will participate in the races with his own team, which will start in the Senegal Lac Rose in the spring of 1. Extreme E aims to draw the attention of the world to climate change.
Continental, one of the world's largest international tire and original equipment suppliers, continues to work at full speed for the new racing series Extreme E off-road, of which it is a founding partner. Sandra Roslan, responsible for the Extreme E project at Continental, said: “The excitement builds as the preparations take their final shape. As the Co-Founder of Extreme E racing and the sole tire supplier, we were of course extremely excited that the organizers included Lewis Hamilton in these new and unique racing series. Lewis Hamilton will definitely play a big role in attracting the attention of the whole world to this first season of the Extreme E series. ” Explaining that the difference of Extreme E from other races is that the racing venues are chosen very close to the living areas under threat, Roslan said, “Actually, our main goal with the series is; to draw the attention of the whole world to climate change. "Also, to encourage more efforts to limit global warming to 1,5 ° C."
Hamilton: By combining my passion for racing with my passion for our planet, I can make a positive impact.
Formula 44 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who announced that he will participate in races with the newly formed X1 team, said, “Extreme E really appealed to me because it focuses on the environment. Each one of us has the power to make a difference, it's so important to me that I can make a positive impact by combining my passion for racing with my passion for our planet. "I am incredibly proud to introduce my new racing team and to announce that we will participate in the Extreme E races."
Hamilton's team's name comes from the number 1 where he competed in Formula 44.
Eight Extreme E teams took their place in the race with the addition of the X44. Hamilton's team's name comes from the number 1 where he competed in Formula 44. Making his debut at the Australian Grand Prix in 2007 and being a six-time F1 World Champion, Hamilton also became the youngest World Champion with McLaren in 2008. He then continued his success by winning five F2014 championships with the Mercedes team between 2019 and 1. Lewis Hamilton's operation X44 brings together seven other teams that have announced their participation in the Extreme E. Among these teams are the famous US IndyCar teams Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing, the Spanish QEV Technologies project, the Formula E champion Techeetah, and the British Veloce Racing, co-founder of Jean-Eric Vergne, who is currently Formula E Champion. ABT Sportsline and HWA RACELAB teams from Germany will also participate in the races. ABT Sportsline, one of the most successful German motorsport teams, has won three of the most important German series in recent years, the German Supertouring Championship, DTM and ADAC GT Masters. With eleven driver championships and over 180 races as the Mercedes-AMG racing team, HWA deserves the title of the most successful DTM team of all time. Both teams have Formula E racing experience. It will be decided later on who will drive the ODYSSEY 21 cars in Lewis Hamilton's team. The names of the drivers of most of the other teams that have announced their participation in the races so far are still kept secret.