EDOARDO MORTARA AND MARO ENGEL: VENTURI’S NEW PAIRING
Monaco, 20 October 2017 – The Monegasque team VENTURI, who is competing in the Formula E World Championship, has chosen its two drivers for the next season. Edoardo MORTARA joins Maro ENGEL at the team led by Gildo PALLANCA PASTOR.
The fourth season in the history of Formula E – a class of auto-racing for electric-powered cars – is set to begin in Hong-Kong in six weeks’ time. VENTURI has searched, tested and selected the two men who will represent the team over eleven races in the heart of the world’s most beautiful cities.
EDOARDO MORTARA, THE CHOICE OF REASON
Edoardo MORTARA has earned five career wins at the ultra-fast, hugely demanding urban circuit in Macao, three in the GT Cup and two in the Formula 3 Euroseries. There can be no doubt that this young man, born in Geneva in 1987, should quickly find his feet in Formula E. In addition, for the last seven years Edoardo has been driving in the fiercely competitive German DTM championship, where he was vice-champion in 2016. Even in his first testing sessions with VENTURI, Edoardo quickly and successfully mastered the specific demands of driving a Formula E car.
MARO ENGEL, A NATURAL SUCCESSION
Maro ENGEL drove for the Monegasque team last season, and produced his best performance of the year on home territory with a fifth place finish in May. The German driver and Monaco resident is familiar with the team, the car and the circuits, and it was only natural to extend such an effective collaboration. During pre-season testing, Maro had the chance to try out some of the new features introduced on the car this year.
“The Formula E World Championship grows bigger every day. That’s why this team is now more solid than ever. After a year working together, continuing with Maro was the obvious choice. As for Edoardo, on the one hand he has an impressive record, and on the other, testing convinced us of both his human qualities and driving ability.”
Gildo PALLANCA PASTOR, President of VENTURI Formula E Team
A NEW CHAPTER FOR STEPHANE SARRAZIN
Stéphane SARRAZIN has been with the VENTURI team since it was established. This enjoyable and productive collaboration has lasted three seasons, the best performance of which was a second place finish at Long Beach in 2016. That same year, the Alès native earned sixth place in the championship. Stéphane has now decided to take his driving career in a new direction. VENTURI wishes him every success as he embarks on these fresh challenges.