As we announced earlier in the week, Cristina Gutiérrez will be Sébastien Loeb’s teammate in a new competition created with 100% electric SUVs, the Extreme E. Lewis Hamilton has been in charge of signing both of them to his team, X44, one of the nine participants.
Therefore, this team will bring together two true lovers of the world of competition, especially rallying. The nine-time World Rally Champion will share a seat and experience with the woman from Burgos, a great connoisseur of the Dakar Rally and Rally championships in Spain.
The new competition created by Alejandro Agag (co-creator of formula E) will provide precious duels between old acquaintances from the world of competition. It should be noted that the aforementioned Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will meet again, but this time as team leaders.
These are the words of Loeb on his social networks: “It is a real honor to join the team of an outstanding champion like Lewis Hamilton. I am also eager to discover Cristina Gutiérrez behind the steering wheel. Without a doubt, excited to participate in a new challenge in my sports career”.
Cristina Gutiérrez, meanwhile, has said this: “Fulfilling dreams with two legendary competitors like Loeb and Hamilton. We will combine Motorsport with global locations in extreme conditions, giving visibility to some of the biggest problems on our planet. Unite, fight against it! climate change with us!”
Some other teams, such as ABT, have taken on the services of Mattias Ekström, former DTM Champion for two years. The Swede will participate in this competition and in the Dakar Rally in January. His partner will be Claudia Hurtgen, a German circuit driver with experience in events such as the German F3, Le Mans …
The competition forces to host a mixed line-up, with a man and a woman. We will also have a 100% Spanish squad, Acciona, which will have the services of two old acquaintances in the world of rallying: Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz.
Extreme E 2021 race calendar
|1.Arabia Saudí||Sharaan (Al-‘Ula)||20-21 de marzo|
|2. Senegal||Lac Rose (Dakar)||29-30 de mayo|
|3.Groenlandia||Kangerlussuaq||28-29 de agosto|
|4. Brasil||Santarém (Selva Amazónica)||23-24 de octubre|
|5. Argentina||Tierra del Fuego (Patagonia)||11-12 de diciembre|