Nico Rosberg launches his own Extreme E Team

Rosberg Xtreme Racing (RXR) has joined the teams lineup for Extreme E.

This morning Extreme E and 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg have announced the team will join the series in 2021 in its first season.

The team is an evolution of Team Rosberg, the highly successful DTM marque which was founded by Keke Rosberg in the 90s.

The team comes around as a development of Team Rosberg and Nico’s own entrepreneurial spirit.

Since retiring from Formula One, Rosberg has invested in numerous successful sustainability start-ups and is also an early investor and shareholder of the all-electric racing series Formula E.

Rosberg supports businesses that offer disruptive solutions in the transition to a sustainable society.

In 2019, Rosberg founded the Greentech Festival, a global platform to showcase pioneering green technologies.

Nico Rosberg said: “We are thrilled to unveil Rosberg Xtreme Racing as the latest addition to Extreme E.

“The series represents an amazing opportunity to not only drive awareness but also inspire action in the fight against climate change – the single biggest threat to our planet today.

“Since retiring from F1 I have dedicated my career to sustainable technologies so to be able to combine these endeavours with my passion for racing is incredibly fulfilling.”

Alejandro Agag, Extreme E CEO and Founder, added: “We are ecstatic to finally announce that Rosberg Xtreme Racing will be joining our line-up for the first season of Extreme E.

“We have been talking about this project for many months and we are thrilled he has chosen Extreme E for his formal return to motorsport as Founder and CEO of his own racing team.

“There is clearly a great synergy between Nico’s endeavours in the sustainability field and the aims of Extreme E so his team is a hugely welcomed addition to the series.”

Rosberg’s team joins the lineup alongside his old rival Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team which was announced in September. A rekindling of that fire is box office for the fledgling series.