It’s that time of year again – except a little earlier.
This year’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil champion, Takuma Sato, paid a visit to Tryon, N.C. this week to get the process going for his face and likeness to be revealed on the Borg-Warner Trophy.
He met with sculptor William Behrends at his studio; Behrends will create his image to get added to the Borg-Warner Trophy, and unveiled in October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
This is a first step in the process that sees the silver image added to the trophy.
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”