More protagonists of the Extreme E tests: Loeb, Vergne ...

The nine-time rally champion and the two-time Formula E champion, among others, have participated alongside Bottas in the competition's tests in France.


Electrification in the automotive world is a path of no return that is experiencing growth by leaps and bounds. Formula E is already one of the most important competitions in the world and as a result of this success, Extreme E was born, the new off-road electric championship that will begin in 2021. Its founder, Alejandro Agag (leader of Formula E), has organized a week of testing with some of the best drivers in the world, from Valtteri Bottas to Jean-Éric Vergne to nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb.

There have been a total of six days of testing at Chateau de Lastours, a small town in the south of France, in which all the drivers have been aboard an ambitious test plan to test the vehicle for next year. "This week has been a pivotal one for Extreme E. Every mile on the test track provides learning opportunities and in this case we decided to do our best to invite some of the biggest and most respected names in the sport to come and put to the test. the Odyssey 21 and give us their honest opinion ", explains its founder, Alejandro Agag.

Y is that the list of pilots who participated in France does not end there: Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Sophia Floersch, Billy Monger, Timmy Hansen, Jean-Éric Vergne ... Not only men, since Extreme E will be a parity championship, in which The man and woman will exchange their positions as driver and co-driver after completing a ten minute lap. The electrical contest champions the fight against climate change and claims the role of women in motorsports.

On the other hand, drivers like Lewis Hamilton have launched into creating their own team. In the case of the British, it will be called 'Team X44', in what is yet another demonstration of the F1 World Champion's involvement with the environment. Vergne will also have its own team and its participation is not ruled out, while the Spanish representation will be borne by the QEV Technologies team.

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