J’can McConnell joins Lewis Hamilton’s Extreme E team

Fraser McConnell, the only rallycross driver from Jamaica, will join Lewis Hamilton’s seven-time Formula 1 champion Extreme E Team, X44 Vida Carbon Racing.

The X44 Vida Carbon Racing series acknowledges that a small group of people has historically dominated motorsport, a problem that team owner Sir Lewis Hamilton is committed to resolving.

With a renewed emphasis on removing these obstacles and fostering a more varied and inclusive atmosphere within the sport, McConnell will race with season 2 winner and World Champion Cristina Gutiérrez. This newest development excites McConnell.

The most competitively successful Jamaican rallycross driver in the sport’s history is McConnell, who won the 2019 American Rallycross Championship. He made his rallycross debut in 2018 and set the fastest initial time in his first race. He then won all of his heat races and qualified for his first finals in first place.

Within a year, he participated in his first international racing season with Olsbergs MSE in the FIA RX2 Championship, where he placed fourth among the top young rallycross racers in the world.

Fraser advanced to the supercar division in 2021, becoming the first and only Jamaican to win a supercar race in the Rally X Nordic Championship. Later that year, he made his Nitro Rallycross Series debut.

Hamilton, owner of X44 Vida Carbon Racing and a seven-time Formula World Champion, is eager for season 3.

On March 11 and 12, McConnell will make his racing debut at the Desert X Prix in Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of season 3.

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