Formula 1 Champion to compete in EV racing for the first time

Formula 1 Champion to compete in EV racing for the first time

January 25, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Jenson Button will take part in the Extreme E Championship with his own team

2009 Formula 1 Champion Jenson Button has announced his participation in the first season of the Extreme E Championship, which will be driven by all-electric SUVs. He will perform with his own team JBXE.

Button became the third Formula 1 champion who declared his team in Extreme E. Previously, this was done by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. However, of all three, only Button decided to personally get behind the wheel. He will be the only F1 champion in the new series, but his rivals cannot be called weak: the Englishman will have to fight, in particular, the multiple world rally champion Sebastian Loeb, as well as the two-time rally champion and three-time Dakar winner Carlos Sainz.

All SUVs in the Extreme E series should be exactly the same, the only differences are in the livery. Button is expected to paint his car in the colors of his 2009 Brown GP championship car.

JBXE was the tenth team to apply for the championship. The first stage in history will be held in Saudi Arabia on April 3-4.

According to the rules of the championship, two people from the team participate in the races, each of whom drives the track for a time, which is then summed up. Moreover, Button’s partner must be a woman, since only mixed crews are allowed in the championship. Who it will be is still unknown.