VENTURI FORMULA E TEAM: BERLIN RACE RESULTS
Driver Qualification Race Result Fastest Lap
Edoardo MORTARA (48) 16 11 1:09:790
Felipe MASSA (19) 19 15 1:10:102
25 May 2019, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin – Despite demonstrating clear speed during the two Friday practice sessions, which saw Edoardo MORTARA second fastest for both sessions, the VENTURI Formula E Team was unable to capitalise on the momentum on race day.
Both drivers struggled during Qualifying with MASSA making contact with the wall twice and MORTARA struggling to get the necessary heat into his tyres on the ten-turn 2.375km track. The team, currently lying in seventh in the Championship, leaves Berlin determined to learn from the race in the German capital and return stronger to contest round 11 of the 2018–2019 Formula E Championship in Bern on 22 June.
“It’s been a difficult weekend. We started very well yesterday with the practice sessions, the car felt good and we were very competitive. But I think we made the wrong choices today. In Qualifying, we had the pace – at least on the push laps – to be competitive. But in the race the car didn’t feel that great. We clearly have some things to work on from this weekend, let’s see where we are when we get to Bern.”
Edoardo MORTARA, VENTURI Formula E Team driver
“A very disappointing race. A disappointing Qualifying too – touching the wall and starting P19 – not ideal. The start of the race was okay. We gained a few positions and we were in the fight. The pace was reasonably good. Then, I got to the high-speed corner, got on the marbles a little bit and hit the wall. After that, the balance of the car completely changed – maybe something got bent at the rear, I don’t know. I thought I had a puncture, as the car was almost undriveable. After that, any possibility I had to gain positions was gone. Hitting the wall was really a disaster. I’m so disappointed, because the pace of the car was okay in practice but after these mistakes that doesn’t count for anything. So, not our day. We need to concentrate now on the next one.”
Felipe MASSA, VENTURI Formula E Team driver
“As a team we simply didn’t do a good enough job today, not when it counted. Now we need to go away, reconsolidate, analyse and understand where we went wrong to make sure we come back stronger in Bern.”
Susie WOLFF, VENTURI Formula E Team Principal
A pioneer in the field of electromobility since 2000, Monaco-based VENTURI President, Gildo PASTOR was an early supporter of Alejandro AGAG – FIA Formula E CEO – when he began laying the foundations for what would become the FIA Formula E World Championship. Drawing on his expertise in the field, the Monegasque innovator quickly threw his support behind the fledgling Formula E project and decided to create the VENTURI Formula E Team which has competed in every season since the championship premiered in 2014.
In 2015, VENTURI became an Formula E FIA-approved manufacturer. Today VENTURI supplies full powertrain systems for the VENTURI Formula E and HWA AG teams.
In 2018, Susie WOLFF was appointed Team Principal of VENTURI Formula E Team.
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