Red Bull driver Sergio Perez joins the revolutionary E1 Series, taking on the challenge of acting as Team Mexico’s owner in the world’s first all-electric race boat championship.
“Given my relationship with Alejandro [Agag], I’ve kept a close eye on what he’s been doing and his various championships, and I think what he’s achieved with promoting more sustainable forms of motorsport is commendable,” Perez asserted.
Speaking about the newest addition to the championship, which inaugural season kicks off next year, Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder & Chairman of E1, commented: “Me and Checo have remained close friends since working together, during our days in GP2, where Checo drove for my team. In a funny way, it feels a bit like things have come full circle, with me hiring him as a driver, and now Sergio entering a team of his own in E1.”
Agag, the entrepreneur who has made innovation a personal trademark, is also the Chairman of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship, the first all-electric single-seater racing series launched in 2014.
In 2019, continuing to innovate in sports with an environmental purpose-driven concept, Agag officially launched Extreme E, the off-road, all-electric racing platform competing in remote locations on the planet affected by climate change.
Acting in the role of Co-Founder & Chairman of E1, Agag aims to “electrify water mobility for future generations” alongside Co-Founder & CEO Rodi Basso.
The UIM E1 World Championship, the world’s all-electric race boat series masterminded by Agag and Basso, seeks to help to improve the health of the seas and oceans globally while establishing a new sporting competition. One, in which Formula One Grand Prix winner “Checo” Perez will be the boss of Team Mexico, one of the 12 teams to race in 10 locations worldwide, featuring 24 pilots.
In that regard, Basso outlined: “With the UIM E1 World Championship, we’re aiming to attach racing teams with countries and city brands, and what better combination than Checo and his home country of Mexico.
“Checo is a talented driver and multiple Grand Prix winner. To have a name like Checo associated with E1 shows the strength of what we’re trying to build and how our message to promote cleaner waters really resonates with people.”
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