Tom Dillmann to replace Stephane Sarrazin at Venturi for the rest of the 2016 / 2017 season
• Tom Dillmann to replace Stephane Sarrazin at Venturi for the rest of the 2016 /
• Stephane Sarrazin to race for the Techeetah Formula E Team
The Frenchman with a legal Venturi deal for the current season will be released for the rest of the season to race for Techeetah. The race seat at the Renault customer team became available as their driver Esteban Gutierrez replaces the injured IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais.
As a result of last minute negotiations, Venturi agreed on Stephane Sarrazin to finish the running Season 3 with the Renault customer team. Sarrazin has been a Venturi driver since the Formula E debut season.
Consequence of these driver switches is Tom Dillmann’s next chance at Venturi. In his Formula E debut race in Paris last month, the Frenchman delivered in fine style to finish eighth and scored important championship points for the team.
“A positive solution for all those involved,” said Venturi Team Principal Gildo Pallanca Pastor. “With his experience, Stephane will be embraced by Techeetah and at the same time, the season will offer Tom the chance of gathering further important experiences, with Venturi. This means that all the three Venturi joint drivers, Maro Engel, Stephane Sarrazin and Tom Dillmann will contest the coming championship rounds in Berlin, New York and Montreal. .
On Venturi GP
The Formula E team based in Monaco is the motor-racing branch of the automotive supplier Venturi. Company owner Gildo Pallanca Pastor can be regarded as visionary when it comes to electric mobility. In 2000 he took over the management of Venturi Paris S.A. and turned the company from a small-batch car manufacturer into a supplier of innovative drive trains. Inter alia, Venturi was responsible for the retrofitting of production cars for the French post to electric drive. Co-owner of Venturi GP is German entrepreneur and former DTM driver Marc Gindorf.