Extreme E squad X44 will continue to field WRC legend Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez in this year’s series.
Loeb and Gutierrez finished level on points with Rosberg X Racing in the inaugural championship in 2021 but missed out on the title on countback of victories.
The team, founded by seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, announced on Tuesday that it will continue with Loeb and Gutierrez for 2022.
“I’m very happy to be driving for X44 again in Season 2 of Extreme E,” said Loeb, who won last weekend’s Monte Carlo Rally, his 80th victory in the series.
“Last year was very challenging for us, we had a lot of struggles with the car and some bad luck too, but we came top of qualifying at every race and finished the year with a win and level on championship points – so we are feeling optimistic!
“I think the other teams are very strong, but Cristina and I have shown that we know how to win races in some of the toughest terrains in the world, so we will give our all to secure more podiums.
“Our fans have been very supportive ever since our first race, so I hope we can repay them with a championship win in 2022.”
Gutierrez said: “I’m so excited to be returning to race for X44. We came very close to winning the championship last year and now we’re even more motivated and excited to drive well and push to take first place in 2022.
“Since I first joined the team, I have learned so much and feel stronger and faster with every race, so I’m excited to get back in the car and show what I can do.”
The new Extreme E season is due to begin in Saudi Arabia on February 19/20.