JBXE is the 10th team in Extreme E, owned and driven by Jenson Button

JBXE is the 10th team in Extreme E, owned and driven by Jenson Button

The brand new all-electric off-road racing category Extreme E continues to go from strength to strength as they approach the starting of Season 1 on April 2021.

Today, the 3rd driver from Formula 1 driver has joined the race.

Racing legend and F1 champion, Jenson Button has entered the competition not only as a driver, but with a whole team, known as JBXE.

Extreme E will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues.

The 5-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change and human interference in some of the world’s most remote locations and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles in the quest for a lower carbon future for the planet.  

This is arguably Button’s biggest move since leaving F1 back in 2017. Over the past three years, Button has successfully tried his hand at many other disciplines and championships including the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours, British GT and Super GT, which he won with Team Kunimitsu in 2018.

“I’m thrilled to welcome another major name in the world of motorsport in Jenson Button. He is one of the most popular drivers in the business and Extreme E will give him the opportunity to live out one of his long-held passions, to compete at the highest level in off-road racing.

Jenson, alongside his peers, will give further weight to our mission to raise awareness of the global climate crisis, while doing what we love – racing. It’s going to be fantastic to see the biggest names in motorsport on the starting line in Saudi Arabia in April – it is set to be an incredible form of entertainment, but with a strong and purposeful message around our planet.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E

Button has always had a passion for off-road racing with his late father, John Button, being a leading rallycross driver in the 1970s and ‘80s, claiming the runner-up spot in both the British Rallycross Championship and Lydden Hill Rallycross Championship in 1976.

Always a driver looking to explore different racing challenges, Button first experienced off-road racing himself in 2019 while contesting the Baja 1000, one of the most gruelling races of all time, where competitors take on the Baja California Peninsula and its tough terrain and extreme heat.

“JBXE has been a long time coming and I’m both delighted and proud to announce its formation and entry into the inaugural Extreme E Championship.

I caught the off-road bug a few years back which led to me entering my own team in a few races including the Mint 400 and even the Baja 1000 and I absolutely loved it!

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