|Founder(s)||Gildo Pallanca Pastor|
|Team|| Susie Wolff|
Jérôme d'Ambrosio (Deputy Team Principal)
|Current series||Formula E|
|Current drivers|| Edoardo Mortara|
Venturi Racing (formerly Venturi Formula E Team) is a Monegasque motor racing team controlled by Scott Swid (Chairman and principal owner), Susie Wolff and José M Aznar Botella. The team competes in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Venturi Racing competes with a single-make chassis built by Spark and initially built its own powertrains, before partnering with Mercedes for the 2019-20 season.
Venturi was founded by Gildo Pallanca Pastor and became one of Formula E's founding teams by committing to the championship in December 2013. For the series' inaugural season, it was announced that the team had signed Nick Heidfeld and Stéphane Sarrazin as its drivers, with Franck Baldet as team coordinator.
In Formula E's debut race at the Beijing ePrix, Heidfeld was running in second place and attempted to overtake Nicolas Prost for the lead on the final lap. In the last corner, the pair collided and both failed to finish, with the accident causing Heidfeld's car to alarmingly fly through the air and land on the roll hoop. This handed the win to Lucas di Grassi. Prost was given a 10-place grid penalty for the next round in Putrajaya.
At the Buenos Aires ePrix, Venturi was again in contention for victory with Heidfeld. With three laps to go, Heidfeld received a drive-through penalty for speeding in the pit lane. This handed António Félix da Costa his maiden Formula E victory.
Venturi took its largest points haul of the season at the Berlin ePrix. Heidfeld took the team's only podium finish of the season at the Moscow ePrix, taking third behind eventual champion Nelson Piquet, Jr and di Grassi.
Sarrazin won the final race of the season from pole position but was penalised for exceeding the maximum energy usage, dropping him to 15th. Heidfeld ended the season in 12th position in the Drivers' Championship with 31 points while Sarrazin was 14th on 22 points, leaving the team ninth in the standings. Heidfeld left the team at the end of the season to join Mahindra.
For the 2015-16 season, Venturi supplied powertrains to customer team Dragon Racing and signed 1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve as a teammate to Sarrazin. After the Punta del Este ePrix, however, the Canadian left after 'disagreeing on the direction of the team'. He was replaced by Mike Conway.
Sarrazin outperformed both drivers over the season, scoring points at every race and finishing second behind di Grassi in Long Beach, which was also the scene of Conway's first points finish of the season in 10th place.
Venturi finished in sixth position in the Teams' Championship with 77 points. Sarrazin claimed 70 of these to also rank sixth in the Drivers' Standings while Conway claimed the remaining seven points to rank 16th. Villeneuve ranked 20th with zero points.
With a run of 10 points-scoring races, Sarrazin became the first driver in Formula E to record points at every round in one season.
Venturi commenced the campaign with a double points finish at the 2016 Hong Kong ePrix, however, an uncompetitive car resulted in a difficult season. The team's best result came in Monaco, where Engel recorded fifth position.
For the 2017 Paris ePrix, Formula V8 3.5 Series champion Tom Dillmann filled in for Engel who was racing in the 2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters round at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. One race later in Berlin, Dillmann replaced Sarrazin who moved to Techeetah to replace Esteban Gutiérrez for the final six races.
Venturi recorded 30 points to finish ninth in the Teams' Championship. Engel recorded 16 of these points to take 17th in the Drivers' Standings while Dillmann recorded 12 for 19th and Sarrazin, 2.
On his debut weekend in Formula E in Hong Kong, Mortara claimed the team's first podium since the 2016 Long Beach ePrix. The Swiss-Italian driver led for most of the race, however, span out of first position with three laps to go when trying to set the fastest lap. Mortara finished third but was promoted to second following the disqualification of race winner Daniel Abt.
Mortara's podium in the season-opener marked Venturi's highest finish in Formula E's fourth season in which the team recorded 72 points to rank seventh in the Teams' Championship. Engel finished 12th in the Drivers' Standings with 31 points while Mortara was 13th with 29. Dillmann notched 12 points in his three race appearances to finish 18th.
In May 2018, Venturi signed a three-year deal with 11-time Formula One race winner Felipe Massa and rehired Mortara for a second season. Norman Nato was named as the team's Reserve Driver. Former professional racing driver Susie Wolff became the Team Principal while Franck Baldet became Technical Director.
Venturi supplied powertrains to the Mercedes-affiliated HWA Racelab team over the 2018-19 season, with the outfit preparing for the official entry of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team in the 2019-20 season.
Venturi took further podiums at the Mexico City E-Prix and Monaco E-Prix which was also the site of Massa's first podium finish in Formula E. With 88 points, the team took eighth in the championship. Mortara finished 14th in the Drivers' Standings with 52 points while Massa was 15th with 36 points.
On the eve of the 2019-20 season opener, the team announced a three-year Title Partnership with global telecommunications company ROKiT, and also confirmed the retention of Norman Nato as Reserve Driver and the appointment of Arthur Leclerc, brother of Ferrari Formula One driver Charles Leclerc, as Test Driver.
The team recorded five consecutive points finishes in the first five races, prior to the season's five-month suspension as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the season resumed in August with six races at the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit in Berlin, Mortara took 14th in the Drivers' Championship with 41 points while Massa was 22nd with 3 points. Venturi finished in 10th in the Teams' Standings with 44 points. At the final race of the season, it was announced that Massa would be retiring from Formula E.
For Formula E's seventh season and first as a World Championship, Venturi re-signed Mortara and promoted Norman Nato to a full-time race seat, with the Frenchman replacing Massa. Jake Hughes, in turn, joined the team as Reserve Driver.
In December 2020, Venturi announced a take over in ownership, with a US investor group led by Scott Swid and Jose M Aznar Botella purchasing the team. Susie Wolff remained as Team Principal and retained an interest in Venturi alongside Founder Gildo Pallanca Pastor.
At the 2021 Diriyah ePrix at the Riyadh Street Circuit, Venturi returned to the podium for the first time since the Season 5 Monaco E-Prix, with Mortara taking second place behind Nyck de Vries. Nato finished third in Race 2 of the 2021 Rome ePrix, however, was disqualified after overconsuming energy. The Frenchman again finished on the podium at the 2021 Valencia ePrix in second but finished fifth due to a five-second time penalty.
In Race 1 of the inaugural running of the double-header Puebla ePrix, Mortara took his second podium of the season in third before driving to a commanding victory in Race 2, taking Venturi's second win in Formula E and the team's first since the Season 5 Hong Kong ePrix, ending an 834-day winless streak.
|Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation|
|Brasserie de Monaco|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
In March 2018, Venturi became the first Formula E team to establish a junior programme. As of May 2018, there are eight drivers in the programme:
|Dorian Boccolacci||2018||GP3 Series||French F4 Junior Champion (2014)|
|Pierre-Louis Chovet||2018||French F4 Championship||n/a|
|Arthur Leclerc||2018||French F4 Championship||n/a|
|Gaetan Gorant||2018||E-Sport World Championship||E-Sport World Championship|
|Kevin Leaune||2018||E-Sport World Championship||E-Sport World Championship|
|Maxime Paine||2018||E-Sport World Championship||E-Sport World Championship|
|Venturi Formula E Team|
|2015-16||Spark SRT01-e||Venturi VM200-FE-01||M||BEI||PUT||PDE||BUE||MEX||LBH||PAR||BER||LDN||77||6th|
|2016-17||Spark SRT01-e||Venturi VM200-FE-02||M||HKG||MRK||BUE||MEX||MCO||PAR||BER||NYC||MTL||30||9th|
|2017-18||Spark SRT01-e||Venturi VM200-FE-03||M||HKG||MRK||SCL||MEX||PDE||RME||PAR||BER||ZUR||NYC||72||7th|
|2018-19||Spark SRT05e||Venturi VFE05||M||ADR||MRK||SCL||MEX||HKG||SYX||RME||PAR||MCO||BER||BRN||NYC||88||8th|
|ROKiT Venturi Racing|
|2019-20||Spark SRT05e||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||M||DIR||SCL||MEX||MRK||BER||BER||BER||44||10th|
|2020-21||Spark SRT05e||Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02||M||DIR||RME||VLC||MCO||MEX||NYC||LDN||BER||91*||9th*|
|2015-16||Dragon Racing||Spark SRT01-e||Venturi VM200-FE-01||M||143||4th|||
|2018-19||HWA Racelab||Spark SRT05e||Venturi VFE05||M||5||Stoffel Vandoorne||44||9th|||