Extreme E awarded FIA International Series status
Extreme E has reached a milestone today after it was officially granted status as an FIA International Series.
The decision was made during the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting held on 9 October, hosted by FIA president Jean Todt.
Extreme E has attracted momentum in the motorsport world since its launch in January 2019. Its cutting edge E-SUV, Odyssey 21, which can go from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, has received an impressive reaction from drivers who have tested it, including those competing in Formula One, FIA World Rally, FIA World Rallycross, and Formula E.
The series has already secured a starting grid of global power-house teams, including Andretti United, X44 by F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, Chip Ganassi Racing and Veloce Racing, amongst a host of many others.
Alejandro Agag, chief executive officer at Extreme E, commented: “All of us at Extreme E are delighted to have this seal of approval and be officially classified as an FIA International Series. We’ve been working hard towards this goal and the speed of recognition by the FIA gives us all a great confidence boost as we prepare to start our first season in 2021.
“This certification confirms that Extreme E will operate to FIA international standards and we will also benefit greatly from the valuable input of the FIA and the Auto Club de Monaco (ACM). The FIA’s decades of sporting and technical expertise will be a great addition as we get started on this exciting new sporting journey together.”
Kicking off in 2021, Extreme E will showcase electric SUVs and futuristic technologies across a five-event global voyage, and will utilise its sporting platform for the purpose of promoting electrification, sustainability, and equality.