Driver line up confirmed for Andretti United Extreme E’s debut in brand new electric series.
Andretti United Extreme E Announce Partnership with Verizon Media
HuffPost becomes Official Digital Media Partner of Andretti United Extreme E.
Andretti United Extreme E is delighted to announce its partnership with Verizon Media as the team enters the inaugural season of the Extreme E Championship.
The HuffPost, part of Verizon Media, will become the Official Digital Media Partner to Andretti United Extreme E, as the team embarks on the off-road challenge of Extreme E in its first season.
HuffPost is a global, premier media platform: a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of news, entertainment, features and lifestyle content. On average, HuffPost has close to 120 million viewers globally per month per ComScore* and spanning 13 editions around the world while using every available tool and platform, including augmented reality and immersive storytelling.
Extreme E is a radical new racing series, which will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world. The five-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change on some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles to help preserve the environment and protect the planet.
Andretti United Extreme E is made up of two powerhouses in global motorsport – Andretti Autosport and United Autosports, who have combined their experience and knowledge to form a brand-new team. Swedish World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen and English European rally champion Catie Munnings will race for the team in the inaugural season.
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“We are delighted to partner with the HuffPost as we embark on the first ever season of Extreme E. Media output is crucial to the success of the series given there can be no spectators and limited amounts of people heading to these remote places, so the HuffPost will be pivotal in providing fans with all the latest updates as we take on this exciting new adventure.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“Welcoming such a well-known brand as the HuffPost to the team for our first foray into off-road racing is great for us as we start this adventure. As our official media partner, their support will be crucial as we aim to get the news of our racing out to the fans worldwide. The HuffPost certainly has the credentials to do just that.”
Michael Andretti, Chairman and CEO, Andretti Autosport:
“This exciting announcement brings us one step closer to the official start of the new Extreme E series and what will be an exciting first year of competition. With HuffPost joining the team, we now have the unique ability to generate even larger impact on awareness surrounding climate change and extreme weather conditions – the exact goal of Extreme E racing. With HuffPost’s help, we’re looking forward to sharing our new, electric off-road story with the world.”
Louise Roug, Executive Editor, International at HuffPost:
“Climate change and extreme weather conditions are a global and existential threat. The Extreme E racing odyssey shines a spotlight on this crisis and, importantly, aims to inspire people to fight for our environment and the future of our planet. We are delighted to partner with Andretti United Extreme E to bring the personal stories behind Extreme E to life and to amplify the message of innovation, inspiration and inclusivity that is at its heart.”
*Source: Comscore Custom Reporting, Multi-Platform, HuffPost Global Avg. January 2020 to May 2020, Global