Drawing on his experience and expertise in the EV arena, Gildo quickly pledged his support to Formula E as the first manufacturer to join the championship and today one of only a handful of constant participants in the series since the inaugural 2014 season.
In 2015, Venturi became an FIA-approved manufacturer in Formula E, supplying full powertrain systems to Dragon Racing [2015-2016] and Mercedes-backed privateer team HWA Racelab [2018-2019].
The next significant step for the team came in June 2018, when Susie Wolff was appointed as Team Principal – tackling the challenge of taking Venturi to the next level in an ever-competitive championship by strengthening and optimising the team’s operations.
On the eve of the Formula E Season 6 opener in Diriyah, Venturi announced a three-year relationship with global telco innovators, ROKiT. Building upon its existing title partnership in Formula 1, ROKiT entrusted Venturi Racing to expand its motorsport portfolio into the world’s premier all-electric racing series – an endorsement of the progress the team made in Season 5 and the ever-increasing appeal of Formula E as a platform for ground-breaking, premium global brands to showcase their vision.
With a new name in ROKiT Venturi Racing, a striking new red and black livery and a new powertrain supplier in Mercedes-Benz, Season 6 signals the start of an exciting new era for the world’s only Monegasque racing team.
On an upward trajectory, Venturi began to really make its mark in Formula E in the 2018-2019 season with a number of breakthrough moments – including the marque’s maiden victory in a landmark 50th race for the championship.
Taking podium finishes on a further two occasions in the 2018/19 season, including a third-place finish at its home race in Monaco, Venturi secured its most successful campaign in the world’s fastest-growing form of motorsport.
Since becoming the first manufacturer to commit to Formula E in 2013, Venturi has been on a journey of continual development and improvement in the series, recording one pole position, six podium finishes and one race victory.
And the best is yet to come…
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