Formula E - a sustainable alternative to Formula 1 - is back in the Principality! On Saturday, 11 May, the high-tech electric cars will race for the third time over part of the Formula 1 circuit.
Local Electric car manufacturer and Formula E team, Venturi, is pure Monegasque – building, testing and tweaking right here in the Principality. This Monegasque racing team hand-picked by owner Gildo Pallanca Pastor, has been dubbed the “Dream Team” with drivers Edoardo Mortara and Felipe Massa and Irish Team Principal, Susie Wolff.
Venturi has recently attracted attention with outstanding results, making the podium early on in the season. The Italo-Swiss driver Mortara clinched a victory in Hong Kong and three other podium places in mid-April. The “Dream Team” is already earning their title!
Mortara first attracted attention at the third race of the season in Santiago de Chile with his fourth-place finish and at the following race in Mexico with a third-place finish. His Hong Kong win in the fifth race of the season was also a little lucky: The leading Briton Sam Bird was sentenced to a five second stop because of a much-discussed accident with the German André Lotterer and lost his placing in first.
Venturi has been participating in the championship since the start of the 2014 E series. The Monegasque racing team, for which former Formula 1 runner-up Felipe Massa has been competing since the start of the season, is currently in fourth place in the manufacturers' standings.
At 30 euros, the tickets are considerably cheaper than Formula 1 only two weeks later.
Tickets can be purchased here.