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BREAKING NEWS: Sainz joins Extreme E

Another team line-up is announced for next year.

Carlos Sainz Snr and Laia Sanz will both be teaming up with Acciona Sainz XE Team for next year's inaugural Extreme E season.

The team will work with their technical partner, QEV Technologies as part of this venture it was announced this morning.

I’ve always had an interest in sports cars and I’m sure I’m going to learn greatly alongside Carlos.

Laia Sanz

Carlos Sainz is a natural fit to a series like this after a lifetime of experience behind the wheel. Laia is also well rounded when it comes to driving as in 2011, she participated for the first time in the Dakar Rally, winning the Female motorcycle category and finishing 39th overall.

ACCIONA – which in 2017 led the first team to complete the Dakar Rally with a 100% electric vehicle – announces its return to motorsport, with the aim of contributing to global awareness on the effects of climate change and the need to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team will compete against eight top racing teams, who will all showcase the reliability of electric mobility and just how competitive renewable energies can be when put to the test in the most demanding environments

This is the latest team announcement from Extreme E following the news last week that Jamie Chadwick would also be joining the new racing series.

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