In an effort to find more drivers, the Extreme E Series held a rookie test session. Each team currently competing in the series was offered the opportunity to invite up to two drivers. A male and female, to experience the Odyssey 21 car. They also had a chance to be in the paddock and learn everything that happens during a race weekend
One of those drivers was Seth Quintero. Invited by Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team, 19-year old Quintero has not only won UTV races in the states, but also became the youngest driver to ever win a stage at the Dakar Rally.
The Acciona/Sainz XE Team brought 21-year old Swedish protégé Klara Andersson. Klara is a 2021 Swedish Rallycross Champion. She is just starting to get immersed in electric rally vehicles, racing the RX2e Championship.
“I’m delighted to see that we have got such exciting talent interested in competing in our unique series. These new faces were allowed practice time in the car ahead of completing timed course laps. It’s great to see the wealth of driving talent making the most of this immersive experience,” said Extreme E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.