Di Grassi to partner Mortara at ROKiT Venturi Racing for 2021/22 Formula E season

The ROKiT Venturi Racing team, partnered by Acronis, has announced that Formula E Series 3 champion Lucas di Grassi will partner 2021 runner-up Edoardo Mortara in the team for the 2021/22 season.

Di Grassi is unquestionably one of the stars of the series, having won the first ever race in Beijing in 2014 before going on to claim the title in 2016/17. With ten series victories to date, Di Grassi is one of the most successful Formula E drivers and the most experienced, having competed in every season of the only single seat electric racing series.

“Anyone who knows me know how competitive I am – driving for a team that I know can fight at the front and really challenge for the championship is essential for me,” commented Di Grassi after the announcement. “ROKiT Venturi Racing was simply the best choice and I’m really happy to be part of the team. I’ve followed Venturi since Season 1 and I know that they have a strong history in Monaco.

“The team performed very, very well last season. You can see that the team has progressed a lot in recent years, the momentum is really there and they have shown clear improvements in every area. Edo had a fantastic season, really strong, he was fighting for the title until the very end and there were many times over the season that I was racing both Venturi cars and I could see how competitive they were.

“It’s not just about the team though, I’m really happy to drive alongside Edo, we’ve known each other for a very long time, we part of the Audi program together, I respect him as a driver, as a human – he’s a very talented driver and a great character, I think we’re going to work really well together.”

With Di Grassi joining Mortara in the team, the ROKiT Venturi Racing team boasts one of the strongest line-ups on the Formula E grid, the Swiss racer being pipped to the Season 7 title by Nyck De Vries in the final round in Berlin.

“I’m really happy to be continuing with the team and it’s a pleasure to welcome Lucas to the family,” added Mortara. “We had a very strong season this year, my best so far in Formula E which was also testimony to the hard work of the team around me. We’re on good trajectory and we want to maintain that moving forward.

“Competing against Lucas in the past he has always been extremely competitive and he’s very good when it comes to energy management – one of the most critical points to being successful in Formula E. The progress we made in Season 7 was great but there is still plenty to do and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”

Susie Wolff, ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal, added: “Last season we demonstrated that we have a strong package, there were many highlights throughout the season starting with a podium and finishing with a win. Edo showcased to everyone what we have known all along – that he’s a World Championship contender.

“Moving forward to Season 8, Edo is joined by Lucas – a proven Formula E Championship winner who also brings a wealth of experience. They will push each other and drive us forward as a team. To have both cars scoring points in every race is essential for us for the Team’s Championship and with our new driver line-up, there’s a lot to feel optimistic about heading into Season 8.”


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