The X44 Vida Carbon team owned by Lewis Hamilton has secured the championship in the second Extreme E season. The final event was held in Uruguay over the weekend. X44 Vida finished the event in third place by a half a second. The ABT Cupra XE team secured the event win at the Natural Energy X Prix.
X44’s team drivers Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez did all they could to earn enough points for the weekend. “We could only go and compete with everything we had and try to score maximum points. In the Final, it was a critical moment because I was fourth and we needed to be third. We had some contact here and there, but there was nothing I could do to overtake. Cristina did a great job to stay very close to the car in front and we knew potentially we were third. At the end it was what we needed so I’m really relieved to be here and really proud to win this championship,” said Loeb.
Both teammates drove smart, keeping the race leaders in sight. Up front and behind, teams were receiving penalties for hitting flags, speeding and other rule infractions. Ultimately the pressure loosened for the Vida Carbon team. In the final race, the top three teams in the championship standings were ultimately missing and watching from the paddock including point leaders RXR which gave Vida Carbon a major advantage.