Swiss food producer SUN AG is entering Extreme E for the 2024 campaign with its own racing outfit – SUN Minimeal Team.
Sharing the championship’s commitments towards raising awareness of the climate crisis and pioneering environmental solutions to reduce emissions, SUN AG has joined Extreme E to showcase its latest food innovations from Switzerland, as well as highlight the importance of global resources in nutrition and food waste.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “We are delighted to welcome the SUN Minimeal Team into our series as our latest entrant. Despite being a new team in the championship, SUN Minimeal Team arrives with plenty of experience and race-winning pedigree in its line-up, so we hope they will be fighting up at the sharp end of the field when the new season begins next month in Saudi Arabia.
“Everyone pulling in the same direction is so important in Extreme E, and SUN AG is undoubtedly an organisation which is environmentally conscious and focused on sustainability, sharing the core values of our championship. I look forward to seeing how Timo and Klara fare behind the wheel and SUN Minimeal Team battling for podiums and victories in 2024, as we count down to our fourth Extreme E season.”
“Our involvement in Extreme E will help us to globally present our innovation for healthy nutrition and our mission to reduce nutritional resources by 90 per cent and reach up to 2.1 billion households.
“I am particularly pleased to have Timo Scheider, a champion and great team player, in the team and wish him and Klara Andersson all the best for the 2024 season.”
Alongside Scheider will be Extreme E race winner Andersson, who celebrated her initial international successes in rallycross racing. She was the first woman to stand on the podium of a World Rallycross Championship round in Montalegre, Portugal, in 2022. Like Scheider, Andersson joined the series as a Championship Driver, but progressed to a race seat with ABT CUPRA XE where the Swede took victory in Uruguay in 2022 as well as three further podium finishes.
“The long-term partnership with SUN Minimeal is extremely exciting and makes me very happy,” said Timo Scheider, SUN Minimeal Team.
“The combination is a perfect fit, because I share common goals and philosophies with SUN Minimeal and Extreme E. I have been able to engage a number of highly competent team members, which will allow me to fully concentrate on my role as a driver.
“I am very proud that we have been able to recruit Klara as a driver. She is extremely fast and also fits perfectly well to the team. I am convinced that we have put together a strong package to play a significant role in the high-class competitive environment of Extreme E.”
“I am delighted to be part of the SUN Minimeal team and would like to thank Wolfgang Grabher and Timo Scheider for their trust,” added Klara Andersson, SUN Minimeal Team.
“I got to know Timo in the World Rallycross Championship as one of the fastest and hardest working racing drivers out there. To be able now to compete alongside him in Extreme E is simply cool. I can hardly wait for the season opener in Saudi Arabia!”