Island X Prix (2021)
Latest news on Island X Prix
Extreme E’s races are held in unique locations, from the desert dunes of Saudi Arabia to glacial river beds in Greenland. Preparing for each event poses a tough challenge for the competitors in the all-electric off-road series.
Fourteen-time Dakar Rally winner Stephane Peterhansel was invited by Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg’s Rosberg X Racing team to lead the Extreme E rookie test line-up in Sardinia.
Preserving the car was key to securing Abt Cupra’s first podium in Extreme E, according to Island X-Prix runners-up Jutta Kleinschmidt and Mattias Ekstrom.
Rosberg X Racing is odds on to win the inaugural Extreme E title after landing victory in the Island X-Prix following a shock retirement for commanding leader Chip Ganassi Racing.
Rosberg X Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing scored victories in the Extreme E Island X-Prix semi-finals in Sardinia after a controversial and heavy shunt involving Lewis Hamilton’s X44 entry.
Prodrive chairman David Richards reckons Extreme E must not become a championship about fairground “dodgem cars” following the controversial Island X-Prix semi-final crash that eliminated Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team.
The X44 team owned by Lewis Hamilton topped the Sardinia Extreme E qualifying battle for the Island X-Prix to maintain its Saturday monopoly at the expense of Rosberg X Racing.
Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez put Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team on course to maintain its 100 per cent Extreme E qualifying record in the morning Island X-Prix session in Sardinia.
Extreme E has revealed a hard and unforgiving course through the Capo Teulada military base in Sardinia that will underpin its fourth round, the Island X-Prix, this weekend.