Swiss driver Edoardo Mortara will be competing in this weekend’s Monaco E-Prix, as a representative of the ROKiT Venturi Racing team alongside his teammate Norman Nato.
The Venturi team has its office located in Monaco, so this is a home race for them. Last time they were in Monaco, they scored a podium with their Brazilian driver Felipe Massa.
“With Felipe’s podium last time we raced here in Season 5 we know how good it feels to taste success on home turf” said Susie Wolff, the team principal for Venturi.
For the first time in the history of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the full 3.318 km Circuit de Monaco track will be used. In previous events, a modified version of the track was used, where they went down at Sainte Devote corner and used the chicane after the tunnel as a hairpin.
Venturi seem to have confidence in the performance of their cars: Edoardo Mortara said that with a good qualifying session result, he will be able to fight at the front. Susie Wolff added: “Over the last two race weekends, we’ve demonstrated that we have a car quick enough for the podium and that’s where we have our sights firmly set for this weekend.”
Norman Nato aims to continue his good form this weekend, as he is in his first full season in Formula E. It is his first Monaco E-Prix, but his previous experience in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series was a victory.
Round seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place on Saturday 8 May 2021 starting at 08:00 CET (07:00 BST) with Free Practice One. The race is at 16:00 CET (15:00 BST).