Sergio Perez will enter a team in the world's first all-electric race boat series, competing under the banner of Team Mexico, it has been confirmed.
Perez's new team fills one of a dozen spots on the starting grid for the inaugural UIM E1 World Championship, which is scheduled to begin in 2023.
E1's co-founders include electric mobility pioneer Alejandro Agag, who played a key role in forming the electric Formula E and Extreme E (off-road) championships.
Agag was also the former team boss and owner of Barwa Addax in GP2 (now Formula 2), the team Perez finished as runner-up with in the 2010 season.
Perez "cannot wait" for E1 experience
Announcing the news, Perez expressed his eagerness to explore a new form of competition with electric RaceBird boats.
"Given my relationship with Alejandro, I've kept a close eye on what he's been doing and his various championships," said the Red Bull F1 driver.
"I think what he's achieved with promoting more sustainable forms of motorsport is commendable.
"Seeing a racing team flying the flag for Mexico on a global stage will be amazing and I cannot wait to watch the RaceBird in action for the first time.
"I've heard lots of positive stories about the boat and the exciting sporting product E1 is trying to create for fans with city events.
"For sure this will be a great challenge in my
career and a learning experience."
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