In 2021, a new series of races will be launched, with the Extreme E competing with fully electric 550-horsepower SUVs in remote, extreme locations.
It was recently announced that more and more environmentally conscious Lewis Hamilton will start a team in the series, and now it turns out that his childhood friend and opponent, former Mercedes teammate and main rival, Nico Rosberg, who retired from F1 after his 2016 championship victory, is doing the same.
Rosberg, who has had a strong interest in electromobility for years, will operate his own stable under the name Rostr Xtreme Racing and, unlike Hamilton, who merely gives his name to his own project, Rosberg will be directly involved in the team’s work as CEO.
Rosberg’s boarding is not in the least surprising, as the 36-year-old racer has long been a shareholder in Formula E, and Extreme E was founded by the same Alejandro Agag, who also brought the electric form car series under the roof.
I’m proud to announce the launch of my own racing team: Rosberg Xtreme Racing ⚡ Follow @rosbergxracing & #RXR for all updates✌️ Joining the new @ExtremeELive series we are committed to using our platform to draw attention to the increasing effects of environmental damages 🌎 pic.twitter.com/SEL2D1MWj2
– Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) October 22, 2020