Hamilton looks forward to Extreme E series

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 29 2020
Sports Hamilton looks forward to Extreme E series

Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton looked forward on Tuesday to driving change, and accelerating a push for diversity and sustainability, as a team owner when the Extreme E electric off-road series starts in March.

The Briton will be up against some familiar faces, with former Mercedes F1 team mate and rival Nico Rosberg entering his own outfit, while McLaren boss Zak Brown is involved in another.

“I’ve always wanted to have my own team, I just never knew when it would be,” Hamilton, who took a record 92nd Formula One win at Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix and is set for a seventh title, told a series presentation.

“When I heard about this I jumped right at it, because of what the series means, what the series is going to do. It’s going to be quite powerful, I think.”

Extreme E aims to highlight climate change and promote sustainability with races in some of the world’s most remote and harsh environments that are already suffering from global warming and pollution.

The five races will be held in the Saudi Arabian deserts, Senegal, Greenland, Brazilian rain forest and Argentine glaciers of Tierra del Fuego, the latter replacing a planned round in the Nepalese Himalayas.


CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 29 2020

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