Its first season will raise awareness of climate change by performing in five remote areas already affected or affected by climate issues, such as the Arctic Circle and the Amazon.
Hamilton, 35, called for an opportunity to turn his team into an “exciting new project” and said the series appealed to him for being “environmentally focused.”
“Each of us has the power to make a difference. It makes a lot of sense to me, so I can use my love for racing and my love for the earth together to make a positive impact. “I will,” he said in a statement. ..
“I’m looking forward to the team participating in this new series. I think it’s great to be able to participate while raising awareness of the climate crisis.”
A team of six-time world champions, the X44, named after his F1 race number, will enter Season 1 of the Extreme E Championship. The first X Prix race will be held in early 2021.
Extreme E is working with scientific experts at Oxford and Cambridge to address specific issues such as increased carbon emissions, melting of ice caps, deforestation, desertification, drought, plastic pollution, and rising sea levels. Raise awareness.
Each race will include two laps at a distance of approximately 16 km (10 miles), with two drivers (one male and one female) completing one lap.
The race is not open to the spectators to minimize its impact on the environment, instead fans follow the action on television.
The championship series command center will be installed in the RMS St. Helena, a ship that is transforming millions of euros to minimize emissions and turn it into a championship operations hub.
The X44 is the seventh team to join and sign up for Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti Autosport, Abt, HWA, Techeetah, QEV Technologies, and fellow UK-owned Veloce Racing.