Did you know there's an all-electric off-road racing series that travels to exotic locations around the world aboard a climate-science ship, highlighting environmental issues and leaving behind sustainability programs? It's called Extreme E, and you'd be forgiven if you hadn't heard of it. After all, they race in jungles and deserts and, this week, on the south coast of Sardinia, Italy where wildfires devastated portions of the island in 2021. There aren't any roaring crowds, but there are plenty of superstars to cheer for. Extreme E features teams owned by Formula 1 champions including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button. It features racing legends with names like Andretti, Sainz and Loeb as team owners and/or drivers. Electronic music legend Carl Cox owns a team. What other racing series do McLaren and Hummer race door-to-door? The action is fast, dramatic and in these landscapes absolutely gorgeous to watch. Here's how to watch this week.
This week, Extreme E returns to Sardinia Italy for the 3rd consecutive year, for the Island X-Prix.
A familiar team lead the Extreme E action in Sardinia this weekend, with 2022 champions Rosberg X Racing winning back-to-back rounds of the Island X-Prix. Drivers Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky and Johan Kristoffersson became the first team to sweep Extreme E's new double-header format, and the impressive result paid dividends in the point standings, where they leaped over previous frontrunner Veloce racing into 2nd place in the championship - just 4 points behind new leaders ACCIONA | SAINZ XE.
Check out the action from Round 5 below.
Island X-Prix Round 5:
Island X-Prix Round 6: