SportsCristina Gutierrez is proclaimed Extreme E world champion

Cristina Gutierrez is proclaimed Extreme E world champion

Cristina Gutierrez and Sebastien Loeb are proclaimed champions of Extreme E in Uruguay – X44 VIDA CARBON RACING

The Spanish driver Cristina Gutierrez has been proclaimed world champion of Extreme E, an electric car competition, after finishing third on Sunday together with her partner, the French Sebastien Loeb, in the Energy X Prix held in Uruguay, and becomes the first Spanish woman to achieve it in the history of the championship.

Gutierrez and Loeb, members of X44 Vida Carbon Racing, owned by Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, had a great weekend and took advantage of the disastrous performance of Nico Rosberg’s team, Rosberg X Racing, who was leading the event. uruguayan.

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During Q1 on Saturday, Gutierrez was the victim of a severe rollover that put her out of the race. Despite the incident, he demonstrated his ability in Q2 in the afternoon with a replacement car. In the second qualifying, he signed the fourth position, after Sebastien Loeb got the five points of the super sector of the championship.

The Burgos jumped to the semifinal of the ‘Crazy-Race’, which she reached with a five-second penalty for repairs, with a support vehicle from the organization. In the test, in which she competed against three opponents and where only one team could qualify for the final, she took the lead; Despite a steering problem that caused him to drop positions, Gutierrez replaced Loeb, who took victory and eliminated his main rival, Rosberg X Racing.

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On Sunday afternoon, Loeb was fourth before the driver change; Gutierrez took command and, using the Enowa Hyperdrive (an acceleration boost that all teams can use at any moment they want), passed a rival in the final stage to claim third place.

“I have no words to thank all the love and encouragement that the fans have given us during this second season. The victory is also for you,” said the Spaniard after the test.


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