Andretti United win Arctic X Prix

Photo Credit: Electric Odyssey

29 August 2021

Andretti United Extreme E drivers Timmy Hansen and Catie Munnings stormed to victory at the Artic X Prix in Greenland, the third round of Extreme E season one.

In Extreme E’s first-ever five-car final, British driver Munnings took the lead early on, until being passed by X44’s Sebastien Loeb, the Frenchman leading for the rest of the 8.6 kilometre lap until the Switch Zone, while Munnings dropped behind Rosberg X Racing’s Molly Taylor.

The top three ran close into the Switch Zone area, the Andretti United ODYSSEY 21 E-SUV having re-taken second position, but X44’s challenge would be thwarted by a right-rear puncture, the wheel needing to be changed in the Switch Zone while Cristina Gutierrez climbed aboard the car.

Andretti United’s Timmy Hansen was first to leave the Switch Zone for the second lap, closely chased by RXR’s Johan Kristoffersson, the pair running side-by-side and spectacularly jumping high together over sections of the course, until the RXR ODYSSEY 21 was slowed by technical issues from a jump landing and the Andretti United team ran free to claim its first victory.

Having won the Crazy Race earlier in the day, the JBXE team flew in the final, Kevin Hansen completing the first lap before handing the controls to Swedish compatriot Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky and, fighting back from difficulties during qualifying, the pair finished second.

A solid run for ACCIONA | Sainz XE duo Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz was rewarded with a podium finish in third, with X44 classified fourth and RXR fifth. The SEGI TV CHIP GANASSI RACING and Xite Energy Racing teams battled in the Crazy Race but didn’t make it through to the final.