“I’m looking forward to the team taking part in this new series and I think it’s incredible that we can do so while raising awareness about the climate crisis.”
Hamilton joins the likes of Adrian Newey, Jean-Éric Vergne, Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Motorsports in competing in the series.
Red Bull design genius Newey and two-time Formula E champion Vergne are co-founders of Veloce Racing, which was one of the first teams to confirm its entry to the series ahead of its launch next year.
RMS St Helena will transport the entire paddock and racing equipment around the world and form a floating base of operations in efforts to limit the carbon footprint of the championship.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lewis Hamilton and his X44 team to Extreme E,” Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said of Hamilton’s announcement.
“Like us, Lewis is hugely passionate about motor sport, but also shares our belief that we can use sport to highlight subjects which are vital to the world, such as climate change and equality.
“Lewis is one of the most successful drivers of all time, and we’re all excited to see how his X44 team performs on and off the race track under his incredible guidance.”