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2021 Extreme E Championship
Extreme E logo.png
The Extreme E Series debuted in 2021
Season Information
No. Rounds 5
First Round Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2021 Desert X-Prix
Last Round Flag of Argentina.png 2021 Glacier X-Prix
Constructors Flag of France.png Spark Racing Technologies
Entrants {{{makers}}}
Tyre(s) Flag of Germany.png Continental
Drivers Championship
Champion {{{drivechamppts}}}Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Second {{{drive2pts}}} Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Third {{{drive3pts}}} Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s), Fastest Lap(s)
Teams Championship
Champion {{{team1pts}}} Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Second {{{team2pts}}} Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Third {{{team3pts}}} Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Season Guide
Former Next
None 2022

The 2021 Extreme E Championship is set to be the first round of the Extreme E Championship, an electrically powered off-road racing series that will be staged across the globe.[1] The series will feature a group of identical of Spark Racing Technologies Odyssey 21s, racing across some of the World's most ecologically diverse regions in an effort to highlight climate change.[1][2][3]

Background

The concept of Extreme E first arose in late 2017, when Formula E Holdings, the owners of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, began investigations into an off-road racing series.[1] The result was a Dakar style series named Extreme E, which was launched on the 31 January 2019 by Alejandro Agag and Gil de Ferran with an aim to highlight the impact of climate change.[1] The new series would use a chassis built by Spark Racing Technologies, use tyres from Continental, and use powertrains based off those used in the FE Championship, albeit with increased power outputs.[1][2][4]

Driver Developments

In September 2019 it was announced that Extreme E would launch a Drivers' Programme to tempt drivers to join the series, having signed up eleven drivers from Formula E, the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the World Rally Championship and various other sources.[5] This followed the announcement of three initial entrants to the series, with FIA Formula E entrants Venturi, HWA Racelab and ABT Sportsline all announcing their intent to compete in XE in July 2019.[6]

Calendar

The first round of the 2021 Extreme E Championship was unveiled in September 2019, with a deal to race in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland signed by XE.[7] Subsequent deals followed with Saudi Arabia, Nepal and Brazil, before the five round schedule was concluded with a deal with Senegal.[8] The concept of the racing in five diverse regions would show how climate change has affected the globe, with each race effectively having its own theme.[9]

Experimental Endeavours

The first provisional calendar for XE was unveiled on 17 December 2019, with the season opening with the Ocean Stage in Senegal, between 22-24 January 2021.[9] The Desert Stage in Saudi Arabia would follow in early March, before a trip to Nepal for the Mountain Stage in May.[9] The series would then head around the world to Greenland for the Arctic Stage, ahead of the series finale in Brazil with the Amazon Stage on 29-31 October 2021.[9]

Covid Compliance

The Covid-19 Pandemic would interrupt the initial plans for the XE Championship, however, with the season delayed until the Spring of 2021, meaning the 2021 Ocean X-Prix was delayed until late May.[10] The 2021 Desert X-Prix hence became the opening round, but was pushed back until the 3-4 April 2021, while the round in Nepal was cancelled due to travel restrictions.[10] Its place on the calendar was instead taken by the 2021 Glacier X-Prix in Argentina, which was scheduled for the 11-12 December as the final round of the inaugural EX campaign.[10]

Schedule

The full calendar for the 2021 Extreme E Championship is outlined below:

2021 Extreme E Championship
Round Event Location Date Report
I Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2021 Desert X-Prix[11] Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Sharaan, Al-'Ula, Saudi Arabia 3-4 April 2021[9] Report
II Flag of Senegal.png 2021 Ocean X-Prix[8] Flag of Senegal.png Lake Retba, Dakar, Senegal 29-30 May 2021[9] Report
III Flag of Greenland.png 2021 Arctic X-Prix[7] Flag of Greenland.png Kangerlussuaq, Greenland 28-29 August 2021[9] Report
IV Flag of Brazil.png 2021 Amazon X-Prix[12] Flag of Brazil.png Santarem, Para State, Brazil 23-24 October 2021[9] Report
V Flag of Argentina.png 2021 Glacier X-Prix[13] Flag of Argentina.png Ushuaia, Argentina 11-12 December 2021[14] Report
Planned X-Prix
CAN Flag of Nepal.png 2021 Mountain X-Prix[15] Flag of Mustang.png Mustang District, Nepal 6-8 May 2021[9]

Entrants

Venturi Automobiles and HWA Racelab were among the initial teams that opted to enter the Extreme E Championship, although they would both withdraw from the series before the opening round.[16][17][18][19]

Entry List

The full 2021 Extreme E Championship entry list will be outlined below:

2021 Extreme E Championship Entry List
Entrant No. Name Rounds
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Veloce Racing[20]
Spark Odyssey 21
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jamie Chadwick[21] 1-
Flag of France.png Stéphane Sarrazin[22] 1-
Flag of Germany.png Rosberg X Racing[23]
Spark Odyssey 21
6 Flag of Sweden.png Johan Kristoffersson[24] 1-
Flag of Australia.png Molly Taylor[25] 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom.png JBXE[26]
Spark Odyssey 21
22 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button[27] 1-
Flag of Sweden.png Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky[28] 1-
Flag of the United States.png Andretti United Extreme E[29][30]
Spark Odyssey 21
23 Flag of Sweden.png Timmy Hansen[31] 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Catie Munnings[32] 1-
Flag of Spain.png Hispano-Suiza Xite Energy Team[33]
Spark Odyssey 21
42 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Bennett[34] 1-
Flag of Spain.png Christine Giampaoli Zonca[35] 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Team X44[36]
Spark Odyssey 21
44 Flag of Spain.png Cristina Gutiérrez[37] 1-
Flag of France.png Sébastien Loeb[38] 1-
Flag of Spain.png Acciona Sainz XE Team[39]
Spark Odyssey 21
55 Flag of Spain.png Carlos Sainz[40] 1-
Flag of Spain.png Laia Sanz[41] 1-
Flag of the United States.png Segi TV Chip Ganassi Racing[42]
Spark Odyssey 21
99 Flag of the United States.png Kyle LeDuc[43] 1-
Flag of the United States.png Sara Price[44] 1-
Flag of Germany.png Abt Cupra XE[6]
Spark Odyssey 21
125 Flag of Sweden.png Mattias Ekström[45] 1-
Flag of Germany.png Claudia Hürtgen[46] 1-

Drivers' Programme

Before the formal announcement of teams and drivers, the organisers of the XE Championship arranged a "Drivers' Programme" to effectively test drivers for the series.[5] Various drivers, including several who were competing in the FIA Formula E Championship, would sign up for the Drivers' Programme, which would induct several more drivers in 2019 and 2020.[5] Participation in the Programme was not required to secure a seat in the 2021 edition of the XE Championship.[5]

The full list of drivers who took part in the Extreme E Drivers' Programme is shown below:

2021 Extreme E Drivers' Programme
Entrant Name Rounds
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Extreme E Drivers' Programme
Spark Odyssey 21
Flag of Norway.png Andreas Bakkerud[5]
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jamie Chadwick[5]
Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi[5]
Flag of Sweden.png Timmy Hansen[5]
Flag of Sweden.png Kevin Hansen[5]
Flag of Sweden.png Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky[5]
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Katherine Legge[5]
Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer[5]
Flag of France.png Sébastian Ogier[5]
Flag of France.png Sacha Prost[5]
Flag of Germany.png Timo Scheider[5]
Flag of Brazil.png Bruno Senna[47]
Source:[48]

Season Report

Rules and Regulations

Technical

Sporting

Outlined below is a full breakdown of the point scoring system for the 2021 Extreme E Championship:

2021 Extreme E X-Prix Points Table
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
25 19 18 15 12 10 8 6 4
2021 Extreme E Qualifying Points Table
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

Standings

2021 Extreme E Championship for Drivers

The full 2021 Extreme E Championship for Drivers standings are to be outlined below:

2021 Extreme E Championship for Teams

The full 2021 Extreme E Championship for Teams standings are to be outlined below:

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jake Kilshaw, 'Extreme E Launched in London for 2021 Debut', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 31/01/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/offroad/news/formula-e-to-run-extreme-e-suv-series/3167320/, (Accessed 31/01/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Spark named as Extreme E base chassis provider', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 23/04/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/extreme-e/news/spark-extreme-e-chassis/4374583/?nrt=6052, (Accessed 03/05/2019)
  3. Jake Kilshaw, 'EXTREME E: Extreme E Base Car Revealed at Goodwood', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 05/07/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/extreme-e/extreme-e-base-car-revealed-at-goodwood/, (Accessed 05/07/2019)
  4. 'Continental becomes Founding Partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series', continental-tires.com, (Continental AG, 31/01/2019), https://www.continental-tires.com/car/about-us/media-services/newsroom/20190131-continental-extreme-e, (Accessed 12/07/2019)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 'Extreme E reveals world-class Drivers’ Programme', extreme-e.com, (Extreme E, 12/09/2019), https://www.extreme-e.com/en/news/35_Extreme-E-reveals-world-class-Drivers-Programme.html, (Accessed 12/09/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bluhm von Tobias,'ABT Sportsline wird 2. Team in Extreme E', e-formel.de, (eFormel, 10/07/2019), https://www.e-formel.de/kurzmeldungen/abt-sportsline-wird-2-team-in-extreme-e.html, (Accessed 12/07/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 'Extreme E confirms Greenland as Arctic race stage', extreme-e.com, (Extreme E, 30/08/2019), https://www.extreme-e.com/en/news/30_Extreme-E-confirms-Greenlandas-Arctic-race-stage.html, (Accessed 12/09/2019)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Tom Errington, 'Extreme E adds Senegal as final location for inaugural season', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 12/12/2019), https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/147584/extreme-e-adds-senegal-as-final-location-for-20, (Accessed 12/12/2019)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Jake Kilshaw, 'EXTREME E: Extreme E Unveils Schedule for Inaugural Season', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 17/12/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/extreme-e/extreme-e-unveils-schedule-for-inaugural-season/, (Accessed 18/12/2019)
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  11. Jake Kilshaw, 'EXTREME E: Saudi Arabia to Host Extreme E’s Desert Round', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 31/10/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/extreme-e/saudi-arabia-to-host-extreme-es-desert-round/, (Accessed 31/10/2019)
  12. Alex Kalinauckas, 'Extreme E reveals Amazon rainforest as second location', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 02/10/2019), https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/146345/extreme-e-reveals-amazon-race-location, (Accessed 02/10/2019)
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  15. Jake Kilshaw, 'EXTREME E: Himalayas Chosen as Extreme E’s Fourth Location', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 12/11/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/extreme-e/himalayas-chosen-as-extreme-es-fourth-location/, (Accessed 12/11/2019)
  16. Jake Kilshaw, 'Venturi Commits to Extreme E', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 07/05/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/extreme-e/venturi-commits-to-extreme-e/, (Accessed 07/05/2019)
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  18. Sam Smith, 'HWA Commits to Extreme E', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 12/07/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/extreme-e/hwa-commit-to-extreme-e/, (Accessed 12/07/2019)
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  20. 'Veloce Racing Launches with Extreme E entry', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 19/09/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/veloce-racing-launches-with-extreme-e-entry/, (Accessed 19/09/2019)
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  47. 'OFF ROAD: Senna Joins Extreme E Drivers’ Program', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 17/09/2019), https://e-racing365.com/off-road/senna-joins-extreme-e-drivers-program/, (Accessed 17/09/2019)
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2021 Extreme E Championship
Entrants
Abt Cupra XEAcciona Sainz XE TeamAndretti United Extreme EHispano-Suiza Xite Energy TeamJBXERosberg X RacingSegi TV Chip Ganassi RacingTeam X44Veloce Racing
Manufacturers
Spark Racing TechnologiesContinental
Cars
Spark Odyssey 21
Drivers
5 Jamie Chadwick/Stéphane Sarrazin6 Johan Kristoffersson/Molly Taylor22 Jenson Button/Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky23 Timmy Hansen/Catie Munnings42 Oliver Bennett/Christine Giampaoli Zonca44 Cristina Gutiérrez/Sébastien Loeb55 Carlos Sainz/Laia Sanz99 Kyle LeDuc/Sara Price125 Mattias Ekström/Claudia Hürtgen
X-Prix
DesertOceanArcticAmazonGlacier
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