Johan Kristofferson and Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky of RXR took the win ahead of Sainz and Loeb in Extreme E’s first race of the 2022 season.
After placing second in the first round of Desert X Prix qualifying, Team X44 dominated the heat race to give it momentum entering Sunday’s races.
After breaking her foot in a wild crash during Round 1 of qualifying, Christine GZ has been released from hospital but will be replaced by Hedda Hosås for the rest of the Desert X Prix weekend.
Extreme E intends to launch a hydrogen counterpart, Extreme H, in 2024.
A positive COVID-19 test means Tamara Molinaro will replace Klara Anderson as Oliver Bennett’s team-mate at XITE Energy Racing for the Desert X Prix. Molinaro is one of Extreme E’s reserve Championship Drivers.
Extreme E has tasked Romain Dumas and Hedda Hosås as guest Championship Drivers for the Desert X Prix, where they will support the grid of regulars alongside Timo Scheider and Tamara Molinaro and fill in for anyone in the race if necessary.
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For the 2022 Extreme E season, heats will determine qualifying rather than single-car runs, with cumulative points earned from the two heats setting the grid for Sunday’s racing, while the points payout has been tweaked.
Fresh off winning the 2021 Extreme E Championship for Rosberg X Racing, Molly Taylor will migrate to JBXE for the 2022 season where she teams up with returning driver Kevin Hansen. At the moment, Taylor is only confirmed for the season opener but more dates and possibly the full season could be added later down the road.
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With launch season very much being in full swing, we could count on McLaren doing something a little bit different and more spectacular than everyone else.
When Extreme E raced at the British Army’s Bovington Training Area to end the 2021 season, the British Army Motorsport Association used the series to emphasise the Women in Army Motorsport initiative.
Rallycross driver Klara Andersson will make her Extreme E début in 2022 for XITE Energy Racing, driving alongside Oliver Bennett.
McLaren has revealed the papaya-and-blue paint scheme that Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour will pilot in the team’s maiden Extreme E season in 2022.
The ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team will retain owner Carlos Sainz and his team-mate Laia Sanz for the 2022 Extreme E Championship. The duo scored a podium at the Arctic X Prix.