The series stated it desired to promote “gender equality and an amount arena” within motorsport.
The final lady to compete inside a F1 race was Lella Lombardi in 1976.
“It is a giant step. I’ve been searching toward something similar to this my entire racing career,” stated sportscar driver Katherine Legge.
The all-electric off-road series is placed to race in remote locations around the globe to boost understanding of global warming and will also be streamed live over the BBC.
BBC to stream Extreme E across 2021 and beyond
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Motorsport’s governing body the FIA has launched several initiatives to improve female participation at grassroots level and beyond, like the Women On The Right Track karting challenge.
Former rally driver Michele Mouton, now president from the FIA women in motorsport commission, stated: “A great chance for men and women to compete together and against one another with similar material.”
Additionally to Legge, several female racers have agreed to the ultimate E drivers’ programme, including Jamie Chadwick.
F1 design guru Adrian Newey is going to be ‘lead visionary’ around the Veloce team – among the 12 teams expected to get familiar with the series.
The series will house all of the teams, scientists and equipment around the RMS St Helena ship, that will sail to every location.
Provisional Extreme E Season 1 (2021) calendar
23-24 The month of january: Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal
5-6 March: Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia
14-15 May: Kali Gandaki Valley, Mustang District, Nepal
28-29 August: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
30-31 October: Santarem, Para, South america