Excessive E: Ocean X Prix in Senegal for Spherical Two with rule modifications including to racing problem


Watch the second occasion of the brand new sequence dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion and Sky Sports activities Combine on Saturday and Sunday; Nico Rosberg’s workforce goals to construct on successful begin from Saudi Arabia

Final Up to date: 28/05/21 6:35pm


Excessive E arrives in Senegal for the second spherical of the all-new motorsport championship’s inaugural season on the Ocean X Prix.

After the desert of Saudi Arabia performed host to the electrical sequence’ opening spherical final month, the sustainable sequence heads to Africa and the shores of Lac Rose on the outskirts of Dakar for a special type of driving problem.

Sand, salt beds, gravel, rocks and undulations, the occasion on the west coast of Africa will make clear rising sea ranges, marine ecosystem degradation and desertification.

Nico Rosberg’s workforce will purpose to construct on their successful begin within the five-round championship. The 2016 world champion’s Rosberg X Racing squad emerged on prime in a three-car remaining in Saudi Arabia which additionally featured the workforce owned by former fierce F1 rival Lewis Hamilton, X44.

“The workforce did an unbelievable job in Saudi Arabia to get the win and we’re very proud to be the primary X Prix winners in Excessive E historical past, however we all know we have to keep targeted if we’re to stay on the entrance,” stated Rosberg.

“The sequence is already so aggressive, however this workforce loves a problem, and we won’t wait to go racing once more in Senegal.”

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It was a tense begin, as the highest three groups lined up for the ultimate race within the first ever Excessive E X Prix within the desert of Saudi Arabia.

It was a tense begin, as the highest three groups lined up for the ultimate race within the first ever Excessive E X Prix within the desert of Saudi Arabia.

Jenson Button is the third former F1 world champion together with his personal workforce, JBXE, and drove the automobile in Saudi Arabia. However the 2009 F1 title winner is not going to be in motion at spherical two, with Kevin Hansen taking his place, because the Englishman focuses on his workforce proprietor position.

Britain’s Jamie Chadwick drives for Veloce Racing and can be hoping to show a wheel at spherical two after an enormous qualifying crash for team-mate Stephane Sarrazin dominated the outfit out of the rest of the opening weekend.

Rule tweaks to boost Spherical Two

The opening occasion actually began in dramatic type, with huge barrel roll crashes throughout the first qualifying time trials for Sarrazin and Abt’s Claudia Hurtgen.

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ABT CUPRA driver Claudia Hürtgen has an enormous crash throughout the opening qualifying session of Excessive E, sending her automobile right into a barrel roll.

ABT CUPRA driver Claudia Hürtgen has an enormous crash throughout the opening qualifying session of Excessive E, sending her automobile right into a barrel roll.

However the large plumes of sand kicked up by the SUVs within the distant desert meant that the head-to-head races of the semi-finals and remaining produced little wheel-to-wheel motion and overtaking.

However the Senegal occasion is predicted to permit nearer fight, with the structure to make use of the present tracks surrounding the lake which is legendary for its putting pink color.

In tweaks to the Saudi Arabia format, 4 vehicles as an alternative of three will go head-to-head within the remaining, whereas there will even be the addition of a ‘Tremendous Sector’ – part of the course the place the quickest driver over the weekend will earn 5 factors for his or her workforce so as to add to their championship tally.

When to observe dwell on Sky

Reside on Sky Sports activities Motion and Sky Sports activities Combine

Saturday
12.30pm: Qualifying Spherical One
5pm: Qualifying Spherical Two (Sky Sports activities Combine solely)

Sunday
11am: Semi-Finals
3pm: The Last

Who’s driving for who at Spherical Two?

Abt Cupra XE: Mattias Ekstrom and Claudia Hurtgen

Acciona | Sainz XE Staff: Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz

Andretti United: Timmy Hansen and Catie Munnings

Segi TV Chip Ganassi Racing: Kyle LeDuc and Sara Worth

XITE Vitality Racing: Oliver Bennett and Christine GZ

JBXE: Kevin Hansen and Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky

Rosberg X Racing: Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor

Veloce Racing: Stephane Sarrazin and Jamie Chadwick

X44: Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez





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