Ahead of Season 5, Venturi brings a series of changes to the team’s structure, with the latest announcement being the appointment of Susie Wolff as Team Principal.
The Monegasque team is already looking forward to Formula E’s fifth season. The announcement of Felipe Massa as one of its drivers, and the partnership with newcomers HWA, shows how serious the squad is taking the arrival of a new season.
Susie Wolff, former DTM driver and Williams F1 test driver, has been announced as the Team Principal. The Scotswoman will work at the Monaco headquarters, overseeing the activities carried out in the various departments Venturi has.
“You can’t just switch off your competitive instincts when you stop driving and that determination and desire to achieve still burn brightly inside me”, commented Wolff, who retired from racing in 2015, and has ever seen focused on her job as an ambassador of Mercedes Benz and her Dare To Be Different platform.
“I took time to carefully decide the right direction for that challenge and I have now found the perfect next step, with the opportunity to become both a shareholder and Team Principal of Venturi Formula E Team.
“Formula E is the perfect environment for this step into team management: it is full of potential, breaking the mould for traditional racing series, and the series is enjoying an exciting phase of expansion at the moment. I can’t wait to begin this next chapter in my racing career and to tackle all of the challenges ahead”.
Venturi’s president Gildo Pastor, has also expressed his enthusiasm on this news. “I am delighted to welcome Susie on board as Team Principal and shareholder. Her energy and expertise will help us to grow by strengthening the team and introducing a new approach to management.
“Thanks to her personal experience Susie takes a unique strategic view of the team, the championship and motor racing in general. She will certainly lead the Venturi Formula E Team to the top”.