Former Formulation One world champion Jenson Button will race for his personal workforce when the brand new Excessive E off-road all-electric collection begins later this yr, the Briton mentioned on Monday.
Each workforce within the collection, which goals to lift consciousness about local weather change by racing in among the world’s most distant and harsh environments, should have a male and a feminine driver. Button’s teammate shall be introduced in the end.
“I am delighted to announce I shall be becoming a member of Excessive E for the inaugural season with my workforce jbxeracing. Cannot wait to get my arms on the Excessive E beast,” Button, who gained his Formulation One title with Brawn GP in 2009, wrote on Twitter.
Rivals will embrace groups owned by Formulation One champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
The collection, which is run by Formulation E founder Alejandro Agag, is scheduled to start in April after its opening race in Saudi Arabia was pushed again by two weeks.
Rounds may also be held in Senegal, Greenland, the Brazilian rainforest and Argentine glaciers of Tierra del Fuego.