The Extreme E Drivers’ Programme launched today, with a roster of world-class stars signing their name on the dotted line.
Among the first to commit was multiple FIA World Rally Championship title-winner Sébastian Ogier. The legendary French rally driver and six-time champion is an Official Ambassador of the series and has added his name to the programme's line-up.
Using the spectacle of top-tier motorsport, cutting-edge cars and the highest level of sporting competition to achieve that goal and drive change is a major factor in him joining the fold.
“Extreme E is unlike anything else we have in motorsport, so it is incredibly appealing to me," said Ogier. "The short stages, the power and performance of the ODYSSEY 21, the head-to-head format and of course the spectacular, unique locations, will make the racing extremely intense and very exciting for drivers and the fans watching from home.
“I’m in love with nature and the planet, and also being a father makes the future protection of our planet a very important fight to me personally. I want us to try and change our habits, and Extreme E’s mission to promote electric future is crucial to that goal."
Ogier has enjoyed a storied career to date but has yet to sample electric race cars. The ODYSSEY 21 will be a first. He's hoping he'll take to it like a duck to water and extend his enviable record into a new discipline.