The ROKiT Venturi Racing team, partnered by Acronis, has unveiled a striking and classic livery for its Season 7 ABB Formula E World championship campaign.
Continuing the clean and classic black and white livery and with a few subtle variations, the Monegasque outfit will also continue to run the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team’s powertrain [inverter, motor, rear axle and energy management software] alongside its cooling system, rear frame, rear suspension, dampers, software, onboard electronics, and wiring looms.
ROKiT Venturi Racing also recently announced that the exciting Frenchman Norman Nato will partner Edoardo Mortara, who enters a fourth consecutive season in the world’s premier electric racing series – now an FIA World Championship in its own right.
“At the moment, I’m not trying to set myself any objectives for Season 7,” said Nato. “For sure, if I wanted to dream, I would say that I want to fight for the top three, but for now, I don’t want to fix any targets. Before I look at others, I need to think about myself and everything needs to be clear in my mind so I can help the team improve the car. The target I will fix to myself though is to work as hard as I can, do the best that I can, and most importantly, have no regrets at the end of the season – that’s key for me.
“I’ve been working flat out in the simulator so I can arrive in Valencia in the best possible position, especially because we have limited test days. When I arrive in Spain and jump in the car for the first time, I want to feel familiar with everything and for me, that’s the most important thing. I’m not going to look at the times – I just want to get used to every aspect of the car so I’m ready for every possible scenario and feel comfortable for the season-opener.”
Next up for Venturi is the official Formula E test in Valencia from 28 November – 1 December before the cars are being shipped to Santiago, Chile, for the first race of the 2021 season, which will commence on 16 January 2021.
“It’s difficult for me to set objectives before the season has started because our goals will be influenced by how competitive we will be,” added Mortara. “At the moment, because of COVID-19, we are facing a very tough situation that’s still unfolding and I hope that we will be able to race as soon as possible. Once we complete testing though, I hope that we will be very competitive in the first races in Santiago so we can start the season in a strong fashion.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Norman for Season 7. I’ve known him since karting and because he’s always at the team workshop and in the paddock, he’s become a very familiar face. Whenever we’re in Monaco, we play paddle tennis together and we’re usually on the same side. You could say that we already have that team-mate relationship. Together, I think we’ll be able to work well and I don’t have any doubts that we’ll be able to do a good job for the team.”
— ROKiT Venturi Racing (@VenturiFE) November 27, 2020