Retired Formula One World Champion, Nico Rosberg, has boosted awareness of sustainable technologies by entering his own team, Rosberg Xtreme Racing (RXR), into the new electric off-road racing series, Extreme E.

Rosberg has led the line in sustainability startups and RXR becomes the ninth team to join the lineup, racing in remote locations such as the arctic, desert, rainforest, glacier, and coastal, which have been threatened by climate change.

“We are thrilled to unveil Rosberg Xtreme Racing as the latest addition to Extreme E,” said Rosberg. “The series represents an amazing opportunity to not only drive awareness but also inspire action in the fight against climate change – the single biggest threat to our planet today.

“Since retiring from F1 I have dedicated my career to sustainable technologies so to be able to combine these endeavours with my passion for racing is incredibly fulfilling.”

Rosberg’s ex-Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton also launched a team in September and the two will go head-to-head when the series launches at the start of 2021, at the opening round in Senegal.

Extreme E Founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag, reiterated: “We are ecstatic to finally announce that Rosberg Xtreme Racing will be joining our line-up for the first season of Extreme E. We have been talking about this project for many months and we are thrilled he has chosen Extreme E for his formal return to motorsport as Founder and CEO of his own racing team.

“There is clearly a great synergy between Nico’s endeavours in the sustainability field and the aims of Extreme E so his team is a hugely welcomed addition to the series.”