23 Jan 21
Edoardo Mortara remains with ROKiT Venturi Racing for a third season alongside new teammate Norman Nato. With a season using Mercedes-Benz power and tech under his belt, the Swiss-Italian will be aiming to be a thorn in the side of the manufacturers in 2020/21 as he builds on his pace and promise in Formula E.
Born in Geneva in 1987, the Swiss driver first stepped up to Formula driving in 2006, starting out in Formula Renault, before graduating to the Formula Three Euroseries. As a former champion in the series, Mortara was one of two drivers to win the prestigious Macau Grand Prix twice, having achieved back-to-back victories in 2009 and 2010.
Moving to the German DTM Championship in 2011, Mortara competed in the series until his debut with Venturi Formula E team ahead of the 2017/18 season. After a promising start to the season when he finished second in Hong Kong in only his second Formula E race, the Swiss driver fell back, finishing the season in 13th place.
Staying on for a second season with the Monegasque team, Mortara was partnered with seasoned race driver Felipe Massa and new Team Principal Susie Wolff in the 2018/19 season. Together, the pair rounded off the season in 14th (Mortara) and 15th (Massa), with the team ranking eighth overall.
In his third season in the series, Mortara once again lined up for alongside Massa. With Venturi now powered by Mercedes-Benz EQ, Mortara took the challenge to the factory outfits in 2019/20. The Swiss driver had some consistent top-ten finishes last season, scoring points in seven of the 11 rounds.
With a season using Mercedes-Benz power and tech under his belt, Mortara will be aiming to be an even bigger pain in the side of the major manufacturers in 2020/21.