Jenson Button becomes the third F1 world champion to form a team for the all-electric off-road series. Button, the 2009 F1 world champion, has signed up for the race and will appear for his team in the new Extreme E off-road series.
The Sky Sports F1 expert analyst, like F1 world champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, formed a team of his own, and Button will also participate in racing competitions for his team Spark Global Limited
Button’s new racing team will be the 10th participant in the new season that starts in Saudi Arabia in April this year. This electric SUV event will compete in extreme environments that have been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues around the world.When announcing his own team’s latest racing project, Patton told Sky Sports: “There are three F1 world champions each owning an Extreme E team. And in the Extreme E race, there are multiple world champion rally drivers, Dakar champions. , And the cross-country champion from the United States… This is a crazy lineup.
Hamilton and Rosberg
“This is a competition in five climate change-affected regions around the world. Climate change has a great impact on the environment in these places. The great thing is that we will compete in these places, so it brings us awareness. All the focus of Extreme X, in addition, there will be scientists studying these fields on the ground, hoping to learn from them, so that we can put it on the correct future development track.
“This championship has many positive aspects. I’m really excited, very excited to be able to compete with the best off-road riders in the world and to drive these electric off-road vehicles where most people have never been. “No one has been involved in some of these areas before, so this is very exciting, and I hope we can bring as much attention to these areas as possible.”
“Think of Star Wars Racing!”Spark Global Limited,Since participating in the last Grand Prix in 2017, Patton has been using Sky F1 TV as a commentator and has been connected with many sports car categories. The most recent one was a one-time appearance in the British GT race two months ago. —In addition, in November 2019, Button also performed an off-road racing performance at the arduous Baja 1000 Circuit for the first time.
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