first_imgphoto: Extreme ELewis Hamilton has formed his own team for Extreme E, the new electric SUV championship, whose first season is set to begin next January. The team will be called X44, and the six-time Formula One world champion will participate in its construction, although he will not drive in the championship.“Extreme E is an exciting new initiative. It is an incredible opportunity to participate with my team. Of course, my ambitions and commitments with Mercedes in Formula 1 mean that I will not be directly involved in the daily activities of the X44. ”“I liked Extreme E because of its focus on the environment. Each of us has the power to bring about change. For me, the opportunity to use my love of racing with the love of our planet means a lot to create a positive impact.“The championship will not only visit some remote locations facing climate crises, but we will also work with experts there to share knowledge. We will try to get the influence beyond the racetrack, “said Hamilton“As the founder of X44, I will build my team around important values ​​such as sustainability and equality. None of us is perfect, we can all achieve improvement. I am excited to use this platform to publicize some of the most serious issues on our planet. We can all be part of the solution. “Introducing… @TeamX44 – founded by @LewisHamilton!The Six-Time Formula One World Champion has launched his own race team, which will enter Extreme E Season 1.#ExtremeE #TeamX44#LewisHamilton #ElectricOdyssey pic.twitter.com/64G5Nx8KtO— Extreme E (@ExtremeELive) September 8, 2020Extreme E is working with scientists from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge on how car racing and the sports industry in general can have a positive effect on the protection of the planet. The program includes both more general issues and problems related to specific locations.Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag welcomed the accession of Hamilton and X44 to the championship.“Like us, Lewis loves motorsport, but he also shares our belief that it can make vital issues such as climate change and equality public. He is one of the most successful drivers of all time and we are excited to see how the X44 will perform, “added Agag.The teams of the competitions will consist of seven people with two pilots – a man and a woman. The car is an electric SUV called ODYSSEY 21. It is manufactured by Spark Racing Technology. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. The batteries are from Williams Advanced Engineering. Other participants include Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti United, Abt and HWA, Teciita, QEV Technologies. The Veloce Racing team was created by legendary Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey and two-time Formula E world champion Jean-Eric Verne.If you find a spelling mistake, please let us know by highlighting the text and clicking Ctrl+Enterlast_img