Extreme H, FIA and Formula 1 to establish joint Hydrogen Technical Working Group
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the FIA Formula One World Championship, and Extreme H, the world’s pioneering off-road hydrogen motor racing series starting in 2025, have jointly declared the formation of a Hydrogen Working Group.
This group, featuring representatives such as Mark Grain (Extreme E Technical Director), Pat Symonds (F1 Chief Technical Officer), and Nikolas Tombazis (FIA Single Seater Director), will leverage their combined expertise to assess hydrogen developments in motorsport and broader mobility.
The Hydrogen Working Group’s goal is to oversee advancements in hydrogen technology. This includes evaluating fuel cells and battery systems for Extreme H’s inaugural racing chassis, along with assessing hydrogen’s applications in race site infrastructure, transportation, charging, storage, and safety implications.
Mark Grain, Technical Director, Extreme E, said: “It’s a privilege to be working alongside Formula 1 and the FIA as we continue to develop our world-first hydrogen racing proposition. Our transition to Extreme H makes us the pioneers and first-ever testbed of hydrogen technology in motorsport – not only in our racing cars, but also transportation, infrastructure, refuelling processes and safety regulations. It’s a ground-breaking initiative and we look forward to collaborating with Formula 1 and Pat [Symonds] both technically and operationally, as we continue to champion new technologies and break boundaries on behalf of motorsport, with hydrogen at the forefront.”
Extreme E are excited to take this next step in hydrogen development! To read the full release, click below.