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Andretti United retain Munnings and Hansen for 2022

Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen will continue with Andretti United Extreme E for the 2022 season.

The pair are the first drivers to announce they will continue in the series for its second season, and join McLaren’s Tanner Foust as drivers confirmed for 2022.

“Catie and Timmy have been a fantastic duo this season; they are both very hard working, hungry to learn as much as they can from each other and great team players,” said team princial Roger Griffiths.

“They have helped share Extreme E’s key messages about climate change too, always eager to get involved in the legacy projects and to help raise awareness to fans and the media about environmental issues facing our planet.

“They have been exceptional ambassadors for Andretti United Extreme E – both on and off the track – and we look forward to working with them both for the remainder of this season and in 2022 too.”

The team lies fourth in the overall championship standings after a difficult weekend in Senegal, but both drivers reflect positively on the season so far.

“I’ve loved everything about our Extreme E journey with Andretti United Extreme E so far and I couldn’t ask for a better team-mate than Timmy,” said Munnings. “I’m also delighted to continue racing with Andretti Autosort and United Autosports, two huge names in motorsort, and a team of people I can learn so much from.

“Extreme E is a series that really can make a difference – it’s more than just racing; we’re helping to highlight climate issues which are affecting everyone’s day-to-day lives. Even if the event in Senegal didn’t go to plan for us, I know that we helped make an impact in other ways, including planting mangroves plus meeting and working with the local communities. At the end of the day, we are competing in a sport that we love but the underlying message about climate change is what is most important.

Timmy Hansen added: “Catie and I have worked really well together this season. She has a similar work ethic to me which is really important when it comes to sharing a car together. Andretti Autosport and United Autosports are legendary names in the industry too so to sign another contract with such a prestigious team is an honour.

“The timing of Extreme E is perfect and what I’ve learned this year is that we don’t have to turn our lives upside down to help the environment. We all have a responsibility to make a difference and I’m grateful to be part of a series which highlights this. To be able to help share this message throughout 2022 and to continue to be part of something bigger than motorsport is a privilege.”

Image courtesy of Extreme E

Bethonie Waring

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