Race, Modern
SEP 26th 2022

Damien Smith

Lewis Hamilton’s X44 inherits Chile Extreme E victory

McLaren appeared to have claimed its first win in the off-road electric-powered Extreme E series in Chile last weekend – only for twin penalties for hitting course markers to drop the team from first to fifth and last in the final. The punishments handed victory instead to Lewis Hamilton’s X44 squad, with Sébastien Loeb and Cristina Gutiérréz thus ensuring their boss’s rivalry with old Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg will be taken to the series’ final round. The Extreme E title is still up for grabs in the initiative’s sophomore season, but Rosberg’s RXR team still has a healthy advantage over X44, with a reduced lead of 17 points.

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