In the round-up: Nico Rosberg says he’s excited to renew his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton – this time for a good cause, as they drive attention to environmental issues.

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Nico Rosberg, who announced the launch of his Rosberg Xtreme Racing Extreme E team last week, says he’s looking forward to ‘renewing’ his and Hamilton’s Formula 1 rivalry, this time as team bosses in the off-road electric championship, hoping that the interest in their competition will inspire more awareness for climate change:

I’m so happy that Lewis is joining us as well because we have this gift of having a huge awareness out there and a huge following, thanks to what we achieved in the past and to be joining forces in this, to really raise awareness of the thread of climate change and the damage that it is already doing in the areas where we’re going to be racing, is going to be hugely powerful.

Hopefully to inspire many people to contribute and to do their part in our fight against climate change. At the same time, though, to combine that with renewing our battle on track – in a little bit of a different position, now, being CEOs or founders, that’s awesome.

Quotes: Hazel Southwell

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