Race ,Modern
APR 06th 2021

Four talking points from Extreme E in Saudi Arabia

Motorsport to save the planet? Extreme E has set itself up on ambitious foundations as it seeks to make a genuine difference on climate change, and following the first event in Saudi Arabia last weekend, the sustainability angle remains a moot point for many on how genuine we can take it. But it’s hard to argue with the sporting spectacle. Yes, there were teething troubles with the Spark-built Odyssey 21 racers and the race format needed a massive tweak before the weekend begun. But the combination of the stunning setting in the rocky desert of the Al’Ula region with some spectacular racing action ensured Extreme E got off to a strong and memorable start.