Tanner Foust is the latest driver to jump on the Extreme E bandwagon. Foust is one of the most popular and successful world rallycross drivers. He has been tapped by McLaren to race one of their Extreme E vehicles. McLaren announced in June, it would field an Extreme E team for 2022. A female teammate has yet to be named by the team to race with Foust.
“To be able to race for McLaren is every driver’s dream and the opportunity to compete for the team in this innovative and imaginative racing series makes it even more special. The concept is unique and the challenge compelling. It will enable me to draw on all my experience and skills, while being part of a positive cause addressing key issues for our planet and society.”
Meantime the Extreme E series has secured a venue in Italy to replace the fourth round of racing that was originally scheduled for Brazil and Argentina. Extreme E was forced to cancel due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The Island X Prix will be held October 23-24th in Sardinia, Italy.