Leonardo DiCaprio, Venturi Join Forces to Launch Formula E Team

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Formed earlier this year, the Formula E all-electric series has already gathered some important names around it, including four-time F1 champion Alain Prost, Virgin, one of the world’s most recognized brands, and Andretti Autosport, one of America’s most successful racing teams.
But the final team to join the grid for the inaugural season brought two new important names to the series, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles, as the two have joined forces to launch their own Formula E squad.

“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” DiCaprio said. “Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”

“Venturi has been a pioneer in electric high performance vehicles for more than a decade and Formula E gives us the fantastic opportunity to further improve our advanced technologies through motorsport, as well as compete all over the world,” added Venturi founder Gildo Pallanca Pastor.

The new Venturi Grand Prix team joins Virgin Racing, Drayson Racing, e.dams, ABT Sportsline, Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing, China Racing, Super Aguri and Mahindra.
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