Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton will make his first foray into team ownership with the launch of X44, which will compete in the inaugural season of the all-electric Extreme E off-road series.
According to Hamilton, the team, which is named after his race number in F1, is another step towards his ongoing goal of raising awareness of environmental issues.
“It’s an exciting new project and it will be fun to have a different role from being the team driver,” said Hamilton.
“What is most appealing though, is that the Extreme E Championship will be not only raising awareness of some of the most critical environmental issues facing our planet, but also doing something about it through working with local charitable organizations to leave behind no trace and a long-lasting legacy of change. Every single one of us has the power to make a difference, and it means so much