Punta del Este (URUGUAY) – Genesys Andretti United Extreme E driver, Timmy Hansen, sat down with Sports Pundit to talk about his season, his goals for next year, electrification, and all things motorsport.
Last weekend, the Extreme E family gathered at the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix for one last time in 2022 to celebrate the championship season finale with the title at stake.
Held for the first time in the South American country, the closing round of the 2022 Extreme E season, the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix, saw Genesys Andretti United drivers’ line-up Timmy Hansen and Briton Catie Munnings showcase a strong pace from the outset.
In an extended interview, the Swedish rallycross star shared his thoughts about electrification, walking us through the ODYSSEY 21 challenger evolution, and further assessing the duo’s performance across an intense weekend as the team’s campaign throughout the year.
The championship decider venue featured a challenging race course, which tested the drivers looking to end the season on a high. And the top pairing did not disappoint, making a solid start to the racing weekend by topping FP2 on Friday.
Following Saturday’s dramatic qualifying session, they took the win in Qualifying 2, Heat 1, overcoming a 5-second penalty due to a Switch Zone infringement, securing a spot on Sunday’s Semifinal 2.
“We’ve had a great race weekend so far. We took a very careful approach in Q1, where we saw a lot of other cars having big accidents, and we came in fifth place,” Hansen outlined.
“We pushed to the maximum, both me and Katie, and we were able to win the race this afternoon and be back in the pace behind the car. It’s very good. She’s very fast.”
By mid-November, the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion and teammate Munnings, 25, signed multi-year contract extensions, continuing to lead the American squad for Season 3 and beyond.
In that regard, Hansen commented: “This whole team is super professional. They’re doing all the right things. I am very happy to stay with this group, with this team. It makes it possible for us to begin working now for next season.”
“We will go into the winter and try to drive together, Katie and I, and try to practice together to come into the new season with good confidence and practice.”
Teammates since the series inception in April 2021, together they claimed three podiums, achieving their maiden victory at the Arctic X Prix in August of that same year, the first-ever race event…