The mega-crash also shows that the electric off-road vehicles with up to 544 hp are EXTREMELY safe!
The Extreme E is the new series from Formula E founder Alejandro Agag. The off-road electric series drove its fourth race this weekend. The venue for the extreme E-Championship was a military site on the Italian Mediterranean island of Sardinia. And: Sarrazin wasn’t the only accident victim.
The electric SUVs are criticized for their durability problems (broken wheel suspensions, etc.). But Cupra driver Mattias Ektröm knows in an interview with AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT: “Most racing cars don’t break on their own, you need a racing driver who scraps them.”
The pilots of the German Abt Cupra team in Sardinia have therefore held back elegantly. Jutta Kleinschmidt (59) and Mattias Ekström (43) took the first podium for Abt-Cupra with second place. “That was our big goal and we achieved it,” beamed former Dakar winner and desert queen Jutta Kleinschmidt after the solid ride through the rain on the Mediterranean island. Alone: Ekström lost his passenger door in the wild chase …
A German team also won: Johann Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor secured the third win of the season for the Rosberg team from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Team owner and ex-Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg was there himself. Before the final in Great Britain in September, his team is on the verge of winning the first Extreme E title.
Extreme E is raging against climate change in remote corners of the earth. With her races she wants to put her finger in the wounds of the planet and draw attention to environmental degradation. Topic in Sardinia: the threat to CO2-storing seaweed from the warming of the oceans and the consequences of forest fires. Extreme E boss Alejandro Agag wants to accelerate the change to electric mobility with his series.