Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, will enter his own team in the inaugural season of the Extreme E electric off-road racing series, which kicks off in January 2021. The British racer will back the X44 team – named after Hamilton’s own racing car number – in the one-make series for 543hp four-wheel-drive Odyssey 21 SUVs.
- Hamilton launches his own X44 race team
- The team will make its debut in the inaugural Extreme E season
- Hamilton indicates team will provide opportunities to younger drivers
How involved will Hamilton be in the X44 Extreme E team?
As founder of the X44 team, Hamilton will not be behind the wheel or involved on a day-to-day basis. “It will be fun to have a different role from being the team driver,” the F1 2020 championship leader said.
“What’s most appealing, though, is that Extreme E will not only be raising awareness of…