The globally acclaimed legendary DJ and electronic artist Carl Cox is today revealing his Carl Cox Motorsport Extreme E team which has joined the championship as the sport for purpose series gears up for an action-packed third season.
The current Extreme E line-up includes teams run by legendary motorsport names including McLaren, Lewis Hamilton (X44 Vida Carbon Racing), Nico Rosberg (Rosberg X Racing), Jenson Button (JBXE), and Carlos Sainz Snr. (ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team). Adding to his incredible motor racing credentials Carl Cox now brings his motorsport brand to the series.
The eponymous team marks Carl’s first venture into electric racing, however he is no stranger to the world of motorsport having launched Carl Cox Motorsport officially in 2013 as a multi discipline outlet for vehicles with two, three and four wheels.
Cox, Founder and Team Principal of Carl Cox Racing, commented: “I’m here to make a difference. To have the opportunity to be part of something so dynamic on four wheels is a dream come true. Racing, like music, is in my blood and I’m going to bring my passion and energy into this series and build something special.
“Participating in electric racing is new to me but I’m a fast learner and will bring my hard earned know how and experience into the mix at Extreme E. Carl Cox Motorsport is here to take on all comers and we are going to jump straight in. We are in it to win it.”
As well as a love for anything fast, Carl has a huge interest in innovation in motorsport, which ultimately saw his attention drawn to Extreme E. While the series marks something completely new for his career in motorsport, Carl is not unfamiliar with the Extreme E paddock. The long-time motorsport enthusiast joined the championship for its first ever double-header event in Sardinia last season, and had a lap around the course. That evening he played an impromptu DJ set and became part of the Extreme E family. Within weeks he was planning his own team.
The venture will enable Carl Cox Motorsport to embark on a whole new chapter as it navigates the sport for purpose side of racing and gets to live and breathe the possibilities of sustainabile mobility and diversity.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “We are incredibly excited to welcome Carl and his Carl Cox Motorsport Extreme E team to the championship. We all know Carl for the superstar he is, but beyond his talents in music it is clear his passion for motorsport runs deep. We can’t wait to work with him and his team as we help them on their journey into sustainable racing.