15 Oct 21
- FAN ZONE
Norman Nato steps up to full-time drive in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with ROKiT Venturi Racing after the Frenchman spent two years as their reserve and development driver. With GP2 Series - now Formula 2 - successes under his belt, the Monegasque outfit will be hoping their new star can hit the ground running.
Since entering professional motorsport in 2006, Nato has worked his way up the ladder, finishing runner-up in F4 Eurocup 1.6 back in 2010 and in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps in 2012.
From there, Nato stepped into Formula Renault 3.5 and took a dominant victory around the streets of Monte Carlo. His performances opened the door to GP2 Series - now Formula 2 - where he took three wins and eight podiums in three seasons and finished fifth overall in 2016.
Most recently, Nato came third in both the 2018 European Le Mans Series and the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship, including a second-placed finish in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Nato has already dipped into the world of all-electric street racing, having taken part in the annual Marrakesh Rookie Test and he has spent hours carrying out developmental work for the team in its simulator over the last two years.
The Frenchman will partner experienced Venturi stablemate Edoardo Mortara as the pair take on the pack for the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship crown.