Extreme E at Goodwood

Extreme E teams go head-to-head at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

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Published: 25 June 2022

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This weekend Extreme E will return to Goodwood Festival of Speed, where two of its teams will take to the infamous Hill and battle it out on track for a unique event.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is renowned as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, featuring some of the most famous names and vehicles of historic motorsport.

Extreme E

In the Extreme E racing series, electric SUVs compete in extreme environments around the world which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues.

The five-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change and human interference in some of the world’s most remote locations, and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles in the quest for a lower carbon future for the planet.

To minimise local impact, Extreme E races will not be open to spectators, with fans instead invited to follow the action through live TV broadcast and on social media.

Sport for purpose

Extreme E already has strong ties to the Festival of Speed, having unveiled its pioneering ODYSSEY 21 for its first public outing in 2019.

The ‘sport for purpose’ championship will now be returning to the Festival of Speed with two teams, Veloce Racing and Genesys Andretti United Extreme E, battling it out in a head-to-head shootout.

Taking the wheel of Genesys Andretti United’s ODYSSEY 21 will be both of their current Extreme E drivers Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen.

‘I’m so excited to be back at Goodwood this year. It’s my first time in a while that I’ll be heading there and focusing purely on the driving side, rather than presenting at the event. We can’t wait to show off the car to all the fans and have some fun doing it.’

CATIE MUNNINGS
Genesys Andretti United driver

A battle against genders, this shootout has been uniquely designed for the female drivers to compete against their male counterparts.

‘We can’t wait to drive up the hill, it has such a legendary status. It’s going to be a lot of fun driving up the hill. It’s fantastic that we can showcase our electric car at such an iconic event, sharing the road with so many other iconic cars.’

TIMMY HANSEN
Genesys Andretti United driver

Gaming and Extreme E

While they retain their drivers for the shootout, Veloce Racing has selected two guest drivers from its driver pool to pilot a car for this exciting event.

Jamie Chadwick, two-time W Series champion and Extreme E Season 1’s Veloce Racing driver, will be back behind the wheel at the Festival of Speed this weekend.

Max Fewtrell will join Joining Chadwick for his first experience of the ODYSSEY 21.

Fewtrell, a British racing driver previously competing in Formula 3 and former champion of British Formula 4 and Formula Renault Eurocup, took to Twitch to stream and play games with friends during the pandemic and immediately grew a mass following.

In June 2021, Fewtrell joined gaming and lifestyle brand Quadrant, set up by Formula One star Lando Norris, becoming one of the team’s core content players.

New to Extreme E, Fewtrell will step into the car for the first time – an exciting moment for both Extreme E fans and gamers alike.

’Quite a sight’

Veloce Esports and Quadrant will also be present at the Festival of Speed as the hugely successful and experienced esports specialists take centre stage on the Veloce stand.

Drivers will receive two Hillclimb runs each day with practices each morning. The head-to-head time-trial shootout at the Festival of Speed will see Munnings face off against Fewtrell on Saturday’s Qualifying (16.10 BST on 25 June), with Hansen up against Chadwick on the Sunday Shootout (15.30 BST on 26 June).

‘We are thrilled to be returning to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and are excited for this head-to-head duel between two of our teams, which we hope will be an exciting feature of the weekend for the Goodwood audience.

‘Though our ODYSSEY 21s are designed for off-road terrains, we have seen in our brief history that our cars can tackle any conditions and will be quite a sight to see the drivers battle it out on the Hillclimb.’

JAMES TAYLOR
Chief championship officer at Extreme E

You can watch Extreme E’s Goodwood Shootout on Sky Sports F1 and ITV1, or alternatively on the Goodwood website or YouTube livestream.

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