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Formula E Announces Final 2014 Team with Leo DiCaprio as Co-Owner

Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team will be the final team in the first season

 
 
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DiCaprio and the founder of Venturi founded the Venturi Grand Prix team in Formula E

With the announcement of the VenturiVenturiVenturiFrance, 1984 > present5 models
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Grand Prix Formula E Team, the 2014/2015 Formula E season has its complete grid of 10 teams each with two cars.

The Venturi Grand Prix team has been created by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of Venturi Automobiles, an EV automaker. The team will be a will be headquartered in Monaco.

“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” DiCaprio said. “Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”

As with all 2014/2015 Formula E teams, the Venturi Grand Prix team will race the Spark-RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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_01E electric racecar. However, the team plans to become a constructor for the second season when teams will be open to build their own cars, if they choose.

“Formula E gives us the fantastic opportunity to further improve our advanced technologies through motorsport, as well as compete all over the world,” said Pastor.

Venturi Grand Prix joins MahindraMahindraMahindraIndia, 1944 > present12 models
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Racing, Virgin Racing, Drayson Racing, China Racing, Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing, E.DAMS, Super Aguri Formula E and AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
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Sport Abt. Each team will campaign two cars for a total of a 20-car grid.

The inaugural season begins on September 13, 2014, in Beijing, China. Each race will feature a practice session, qualifying session, a one-hour race and a live music concert held on a single Saturday.

Formula E's First Year Schedule Ratified by FIA

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