Venturi have announced Edoardo Mortara and Norman Nato as the team’s lineup ahead of next season.
This will be Mortara’s fourth season in the series. The Swiss had a stellar debut with his Venturi car back in Hong Kong Season 4, and clinched his and his team’s first victory one season later in the same circuit.
“There have been some real highlights over the past four years and I’m very keen to see what we can do together moving forward into this next stage of the team’s development”, he commented about starting another season with Venturi.
Norman Nato, who took part in the rookie tests twice for the Monegasque outfit, has been announced as Mortara’s teammate for this season. The Frenchman is described as a “fresh yet familiar face” within the team, having had a major role in Venturi’s simulator and development.
His racing experience has a journey up the ranks in junior series, and more recently, Nato has ventured into the world of endurance racing both at European and global level. As a career highlight, he finished this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in second place.
“I’ve been a part of the ROKiT Venturi Racing family since 2018, so to secure a full-time race seat with the team for Season 7 is a great step forward and I can’t wait to show what we can achieve together”, commented Nato.
“Over the past two years, we have built very solid foundations and we share the same bright ambitions for the future”, added the Frenchman.
“As our Reserve Driver Norman has proven his ability at every available opportunity, not only showing speed during in-season testing but also demonstrating a clear commitment to his role in our simulator”, expressed Susie Wolff, Venturi’s Team Principal.
“The decision to promote him to a full-time race seat is indicative of his contribution to the team so far – he has earned the opportunity to show us what he can do behind the wheel”, she added.
Formula E’s seventh season will kick off in January 2020 in Santiago, Chile, a venue the fully-electric championship has visited three times already, and has provided the public with some exciting racing moments.