After Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti United is the second Extreme E team to introduce its two drivers for the debut season of the off-road racing series. As the team announced in September 2020, Timmy Hansen and Catie Munnings will compete for the traditional American racing team.
Timmy Hansen has been competing in the World Rallycross Championship since 2014. During these years he was able to win a few races until he was able to secure both the driver and – together with his brother Kevin – the team title of the WRX in 2019. Like most motorsport talents, Hansen started his career in kart racing, but at the age of 20 he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father – a 14-time European rallycross champion – and join the rallycross scene.
Catie Munnings, daughter of the former British rally driver Chris Munnings, went to racing at the age of 17 Step into rallying. She previously competed in the European Rally Championship. After four years on the European stage, she switched to the FIA Junior Rally Championship in 2020, a kind of WRC junior series. In England, Munnings also had her own television show called “Caties Amazing Machines”, in which she tested fast and large cars.
“This will be a new chapter in my career,” says Timmy Hansen, 28. To do it with Andretti United is fantastic. Seeing United’s victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (in LM P2) was huge! I have deep respect for this team, and I am very honoured to wear their colours, as well as those of Andretti. ”
Catie Munnings praises the concept of diversity wanted by the creator of Extreme E, Alejandro Agag. “I knew I had to be a part of it! It is very important for women and men pilots to be placed on an equal footing.
Having the same credibility and the same role as my male colleagues is a great thing. I can’t wait to be judged only by my pace on the track. It is a step forward for motorsport. “