Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky has actually finished the JBXE group align, having actually validated she will certainly sign up with group owner and also motorist, Jenson Button for the inaugural period of the Extreme E champion.
Åhlin-Kottulinsky played a main component to Extreme E companion Continental’s growth of the CrossContact tire, which has actually been created for the champion, as examination motorist.
Swedish motorist Ahlin-Kottulinsky has actually completed in motorsport throughout Germany and also Scandinavia having actually completed in rallycross, the Scirocco R-Cup Germany and also the junior course of the ADAC GT Masters back in 2016. In 2018 she made background by coming to be the very first and also just female to win races in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship in 2018.
“I am delighted to be joining the JBXE team alongside Jenson Button, it feels like a dream come true,” claimed Åhlin-Kottulinsky. “Not just do I reach race with such a superb group friend, yet we both actually rely on the system of the collection.
“Extreme E is more than just another motorsport, it is a sport for purpose which we can use to showcase electric vehicles and motivate people to rethink their views on the consequences of climate change.”
She proceeded: “If we can make this racing series exciting, innovative and interesting to follow, the willingness to make big and small changes will grow – for the benefit of our world and everyone on the planet.”
Mikaela will certainly sign up with 2009 Formula 1 Champion Button, at the group. He discussed that he is eagerly anticipating competing along with the Swedish racer in the ODYSSEY 21. He claimed: “She brings with her some amazing experience behind the wheel and also her deal with Continental and also Extreme E to this factor plainly shows what a possession she will certainly be to the group.
“In Mikaela I also have no doubt we have an incredibly valuable ambassador to represent JBXE, and Extreme E as a whole, in the fight to raise awareness of climate change and to help implement the Extreme E Legacy Programme projects along the way.”