This is a mud fight

Most of the riders on the Extreme E grid are experts at dodging sand, mud and all kinds of conditions, but the ones encountered this weekend in Dorset may be the most extreme of the season. Because the X-Prix del Jurassic, the final date of the electric championship, will be decided in a real quagmire as they could see on Thursday both in the traditional ride to the circuit and once they got into their cars for the first free practice session, led by Sainz and Laia Sanz with the Acciona.

Running in the middle of a military base in the middle of December in England presaged that the prominence of the mud was going to be evident, but even expectations have been exceeded since there are areas of the track where it reaches above the ankles. Luckily you only had to walk through there once … It will be 3.8 kilometers of route among which there will be the mix usual for each race: ups and downs, jumps, narrow passages … And a novelty, the championship decides which drivers start each shift.

Thus, the women got into the car first in the initial free practice session to then give way to the men and they will alternate between sessions until they have the same panorama in the final on Sunday. It was customary for this to be the decision of each team, but Extreme E has taken this initiative and the teams will have to play the championship like this, at least the four that have a chance of it. Starting with the leader, that of Rosberg, who with 129 points out 16 to the X44 of Loeb and Cristina Gutiérrez, then Andretti and Button arrive at 36 and 37 with almost no options.

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Cristina Gutiérrez, to give everything

“We are really looking forward to it,” says Cristina Gutiérrez, who has before her the possibility of being a champion along with Loeb at the controls of Hamilton’s car. “I have learned that you always have to give everything because you never know how the race will end, At no time do you have to throw in the towel because even if you make a bad classification you can win. Let’s see if we can score more than Rosberg’s team “, analyzes the Burgos, which gives the key to her strategy:” Try to be as conservative as possible within how aggressive you have to be. “As they were forcefully reminded in Sardinia …

Hours in Spain

Saturday 18/12:

  • Classification 1: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Classification 2: 14:00 – 16:00

Sunday 12/19:

  • Semifinals: 11:00 – 12:30
  • Final: 13:00 – 15:00

* Broadcast on Teledeporte and the Extreme E website.

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