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Jenson Button will not only become the third Formula One driver to have a team in the upcoming Extreme E series, but will drive for it too.

26 Jan 2021 | International News : U.K.

Extreme E welcomes its third Formula One World Champion to the series in the shape of Jenson Button, who will not only own a team - JBXE - but will also be one of the team's two drivers.

Button's entry to Extreme E signifies his latest venture in the world of motorsport. Always a driver looking to explore different racing challenges, Button first experienced off-road racing himself in 2019 while contesting the Baja 1000, one of the most gruelling races of all time, where competitors take on the Baja California Peninsula and its tough terrain and extreme heat.

This is the livery which vehicles from Jenson Button's JBXE team will feature during Extreme E races
Extreme E, starting April 2021, will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues. The five-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change and human interference in some of the world's most remote locations and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles in the quest for a lower carbon future for the planet.

Jenson Button, Founder of JBXE, said, "JBXE has been a long time coming and I'm both delighted and proud to announce its formation and entry into the inaugural Extreme E Championship. I caught the off-road bug a few years back which led to me entering my own team in a few races including the Mint 400 and even the Baja 1000 and I absolutely loved it!"

Extreme E's first Season kicks-off in Saudi Arabia from 3 to 4 April 2021.

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