Alejandro Agag is synonymous with success and continues to win recognition from the motor world. The Spanish businessman collected the Autosport Award for Pioneer and Innovation from Zack Brown, head of McLaren, an award given to companies or individuals who have developed an outstanding and innovative product, service or work that has led to significant progress in the sport.
And the importance of Alejandro Agag in sport, and more specifically in the motor world, is more than proven. The latest idea carried out successfully by the Spanish businessman has been the Extreme E , a championship played with electric SUVs in the most beautiful places on the planet. A fact that gives more value to this milestone is that the inaugural campaign of this new championship was in 2021, a period marked by the economic shortage caused by the pandemic. Even so, it has been a success and this championship will return in 2022 with the presence of another great team: McLaren Racing .
In the Extreme E , Carlos Sainz has dazzled, who along with Laia Sanz, got on the podium last August at the controls of the Acciona Sainz XE Team, with which they were third in the Arctic X Prix. Great legends such as Sébastien Loeb or a Formula 1 world champion such as Jenson Button have also participated in the first edition of the championship.
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The Extreme E is on its way to repeating the same success of Formula E, a competition of which Alejandro Agag is the founder and promoter. Since its premiere in 2014, this championship in which electric cars compete has been gaining respect in the Great Circus and already has the best manufacturers and the fastest drivers in the world. In it you can find big brands such as Nissan, Mercedes, BMW or Audi. Among the pilots, former Formula 1 drivers such as Sébastien Buemi or Stoffel Vandoorne stand out. This success has also earned it recognition from the FIA.
The success of Formula E
The data shows the success of this competition: in 2022 the eighth season will start and it will do so with many new features. Maserati has been the latest brand to join and countries such as South Korea, Canada or Indonesia will debut on the calendar. These join other big cities like Rome, Berlin, New York or London.
“Thanks to all the drivers and all the teams that helped make all this come true in Formula E and Extreme E. It is a privilege and a dream come true,” said Alejandro Agag after receiving the award from Zak Brown . at the gala held at Grosvenor House in London.