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 month, on the southern coast of Sardinia, an island ravaged by wildfires in recent years. In these exotic locations 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. In 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.
Stay tuned for more coverage of Extreme E's Island X-Prix taking place Sept. 16 & 17.