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ROKiT Venturi Racing Win In Saudi Arabia

ROKiT Venturi Racing took victory in race 2 of Diriyah ePrix in Saudi Arabia on Saturday with Edoardo Mortara taking victory by 0.500s from Andre Lotterer and his team-mate Lucas Di Grassi.

Speaking following the victory, Mortara commented:

What a day and what a result! The first part of the race was quite calm and I settled into a nice rhythm following Nyck [de Vries]. I think he was trying to pull away from us but he didn’t manage to so at that stage, it was quite clear that we had good pace. Our strategy was conservative but the race on a whole was very difficult for my nerves because of the constant pressure from behind! Fortunately, I kept cool and our strategy worked perfectly and I’m very glad to take my first win of the season. After taking eight points yesterday and then scoring 25 today it’s been a great start to the season – from here, we will be hoping to be just as consistent in Mexico. I’m so proud of everyone in the team and I can’t wait to go racing again next month.

Lucas Di Grassi commented following the race saying:

I’m very happy to score my first podium for ROKiT Venturi Racing. Starting from fourth we deployed our Attack Mode very well and with the strategy I was able to move all the way up to first position. I’m not sure what Nyck [de Vries] tried to achieve by fighting me so hard at such an early stage because it cost both of us energy but after that and letting Edo through, I was trying to save more energy. Robin [Frijns] overtook me just before the Safety Car came out but because the race didn’t resume, I wasn’t able to fight him for second. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t but in the end, this is motorsport. At this stage we know that the car is extremely competitive and the more experience I get behind the wheel, the more confident I know I’m going to feel. Starting the season with a double podium is a great achievement and from here, we need to be consistent and score in every single race. I’m confident that we can win in Mexico.

Team Principal Jerome D’Ambosio commented saying:

After yesterday’s performance it was clear that we had the pace to threaten for a place on the podium and by working hard overnight, we came back even stronger today. Taking not only the win but also a double podium and the lead in both World Championships is an incredible achievement and it’s one that we can be extremely happy with at this stage. From our side the race was quite challenging strategically but both drivers delivered near flawless drives and it was great to see Edo joined on the podium by Lucas in only his second start with the team. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes during the winter and I’m incredibly proud of everyone in the garage and back at base. A result like this is a testament to their hard work and it will only add to our high morale and motivation moving forward. From here, we need to ensure that we continue to operate at this level on a consistent basis but it’s only the first race weekend and now, our full focus is on Mexico City.

Podium, Portrait, eprix, people Edoardo Mortara (CHE), ROKiT Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02, 1st position, and Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), ROKiT Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02, 3rd position, arrive at the podium
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Hewlett Packard Enterprises President And CEO Joins ROKiT Venturi Racing Board

Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprises has been named as the first external member of the Venturi Racing ABB FIA Formula E World Championship advisory board.

Antonio becomes the Advisory Board’s first external member and will work closely with Chairman and Managing Partner Scott Swid, Managing Partner José M. Aznar Botella, and CEO Susie Wolff to help shape the future of ROKiT Venturi Racing.

CEO of ROKiT Venturi Racing CEO Susie Wolff commented saying:

“The vision behind the creation of the Advisory Board is to bring together a group of highly experienced industry leaders to contribute to the ongoing success of the team, adding fresh perspective and insight. In his role as President and CEO of HPE, Antonio will bring enormous value as we enter the next chapter of our journey as a team.”

Hewlett Packard President and CEO Antonio Neri commented saying:

“I am pleased to extend HPE’s and ROKiT Venturi Racing’s long-standing relationship by serving on the newly created Advisory Board. As their Official Technology Partner, I am proud of the work we have done in accelerating the team’s winning strategy and optimizing their performance through the implementation of innovative IT solutions.”
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A Very Positive Test For Us

ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal Jerome D’Ambrosio says that it was a very positive pre-season test for the team in Valencia as they were fastest.

Speaking following the action, D’Ambrosio said:

It was a very positive and constructive week for us and, although we’re not reading too much into the results, it’s great to see that the performance is there and we will be heading into Diriyah with confidence. Testing provided a perfect opportunity for us to integrate some new key team members and also to run through the new qualifying and race simulation ahead of Diriyah ensuring that we feel as united and as prepared as possible. Overall testing went well for us and we’re looking forward to heading to Saudi at the end of January.”

Jerome D’Ambrosio

Edoardo Mortara, Driver, ROKiT Venturi Racing

It’s always nice to top the timesheets for the week of testing and this is extremely positive. There is still a lot of work to do ahead of the first race to improve but overall our performance shows we are going in the right direction. The team performed well this week and working with Lucas for the first time we showed a good understanding and as a team ROKiT Venturi Racing are benefitting from his experience. I’m looking forward to Diriyah, it’s one of my favourite tracks of the calendar and it’s important to keep pushing until January.”

Edoardo Mortara

Lucas di Grassi, Driver, ROKiT Venturi Racing

The week went really well and I felt comfortable as soon as I got behind the wheel. Because the test is our only track time before Diriyah, it was very important to understand the methodology of the car, replicate qualifying and race simulations, and also to build my relationship with the team. Overall, the pace was promising and at this stage, it is clear that there is a lot of potential for the coming season. This was my best pre-season test in years and I’m confident that we can deliver a good season when we get started in January

Lucas di Grassi
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ROKiT Venturi Racing Reveal New Livery For Season Eight

The ROKiT Venturi Racing ABB FIA Formula E team revealed their all-new livery for season eight of the world championship.

The new livery also feature race with Pride colours on the halo device.

The car was revealed in Valencia ahead of the start of pre-season testing.

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Wolff Named ROKiT Venturi Racing CEO

The ROKiT Venturi Racing ABB FIA Formula E Team announced on Thursday that Team Principal Susie Wolff, who has been with the outfit since 2018 and oversaw their best season to date in season seven with two wins for the Monaco-based team has been promoted to the role of CEO.

Speaking about the news, Wolff said:

“After serving as Team Principal for the past three years, the timing feels right for this change. Since taking on this role in 2018, I have experienced a great sense of pride and achievement from how we have gone from strength to strength as an organisation. Since joining the team last year, Jérôme has made a positive impact and I know that I’m leaving the team operations in very capable hands as Formula E advances towards its third generation of competition in Season 9.”

Susie Wolff

Jerome D’Ambrosio who joined the team as deputy Team Principal last season has stepped up to the role of Team Principal and speaking about the news he said:

“I’m grateful to the team for entrusting me with this opportunity. As Susie’s successor as Team Principal, I know that I have big shoes to fill and I’m someone who has always relished a new challenge. Over the past 12 months, I have learnt a lot from Susie, and I believe that together, we will continue to make an incredibly strong team. This team dynamic resulted in us achieving our most successful campaign to date which is a fantastic foundation to build upon for the future. With Edo and Lucas in the car next season, and after our form from Season 7, the whole team is feeling positive and very motivated to get back out on track, working together towards another successful Championship.”

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ROKiT Venturi Racing Extends Partnership With Julius Baer

The ROKiT Venturi Racing ABB FIA Formula E team announced on Tuesday that they have extended their existing partnership with Swiss-based wealth management company Julius Baer.

Speaking about the news, ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal Susie Wolff said:

Season 7 was our most successful season yet and with such a strong driver line-up for Season 8 we’re delighted that Julius Baer have once again demonstrated their faith in us as an innovative platform for their brand. We share a pioneering spirit and we are both committed to expediting social and environmental change. Season 8 will see a new dimension to the partnership with increased branding and long awaited, fully immersive event experiences and we’re looking forward to sharing what promises to be another action packed race season in 2022

Susie Wolff- Team Principal of ROKiT Venturi Racing

Marco Parroni, Head Global Sponsoring and Partnerships, Julius Baer said:

We are excited to continue and grow our team partnership with Venturi. With Susie Wolff and Jerome D’Ambrosio the team is under strong leadership and we are convinced will lead the team to future success on and off the track. It is also great to see that Lucas di Grassi will be joining Edoardo Mortara for the driver line-up next season. Lucas has been instrumental in the development of the Formula E Championship and introduced Julius Baer to Formula E back in 2014

Marco Parroni