Drivers Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson have now teamed up to win both races in the short-lived all-electric SUV off-road racing championship.

They ran winners by 15 in a red flag final following a collision at the first corner with the X44 car owned by seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

With Taylor leading the end of the first lap for the driver change during the stoppage period, Kristoffersson comfortably battled the Veloce Racing challenge led by W Series champion Jamie Chadwick.

But despite the fine victory, Rosberg made the teams competing in the Extreme E more difficult and felt he was trying to establish a Grand Prix mentality.

He said, “It’s so difficult because nobody understands cars correctly because you don’t test them.

“You have to guess and figure things out.

“As a team we really try to bring a Formula 1 approach to Extreme E.

“It really helps us as a team to perform.”

Nico Rosberg, Founder and CEO, Rosberg X Racing, and the Command Center team

Photo By: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport images

The 2016 F1 title winner also felt he had learned not to interfere too much despite being seen as a relatively practical team owner.

Former Mercedes driver Rosberg also said he had gained a new appreciation for his former boss Toto Wolff and hinted he wanted to pick up on some of his criticism of the Austrian.

Rosberg said: “I love to be involved and support where I can. Of course, I have such a vast experience.

“I always have to be careful not to interfere too much. There is a fine line.

“But also, it’s a new challenge for me because I’ve never been on this opposite side of the road.

“Now I look back and when I used to criticize Toto, now I’m like, ‘Oh shit, okay, maybe I shouldn’t be criticizing him.’

“It’s actually quite difficult to play that role. Plus, in the way you interact with the pilots. It is difficult to understand which way to go to be the most favorable.

“But at the same time, it’s very interesting.”

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Asked what it was like working with Rosberg, three-time rallycross world champion Kristoffersson replied: “I have to say it’s good. I like having discussions with Nico, bringing up all the ideas.

“He also likes to be in the competition. He’s used to it. I think he also enjoys the position he currently holds and he wants to get involved.

“It’s always good to have someone to talk to about different things and so on.”


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