Rafael Nadal takes over E1 raceboat team
Tennis icon Rafael Nadal has become a new team owner in the UIM E1 World Championship, the world’s first all-electric raceboat championship.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion will enter his own team for the inaugural season, which is set to get underway later this year and will see up to 10 teams and 20 pilots racing on the water in cities around the world.
Nadal, who has expressed support for E1’s mission to accelerate clean mobility and restore marine ecosystems, joins a growing list of sports personalities to own an E1 team, including current Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez’s team affiliated with his native Mexico.
Nadal will also be supporting E1’s Blue Action Programme, which has been designed to create a positive impact on local communities through projects aimed at restoring marine ecosystems along city waterfronts.
“I’m really excited to be getting involved with a project like E1 that values sustainability and will make a positive impact on society as a whole, especially in coastal communities. I also like the fact that E1 has a clear mission and is committed to preserving marine ecosystems.”
The partnership with Nadal and E1 is expected to extend beyond racing further with the launch of an international thought leadership event, focused on the theme of sport and sustainability.
“E1’s mission is to accelerate clean mobility and restore marine ecosystems, which I know Nadal and his team feel strongly about. I’d like to thank Nadal and his family for welcoming us at his academy, and we wish him the best of luck in preparation for his next tournament.”
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