Norman Nato has signed for RoKiT Venturi Racing alongside Edoardo Mortara for the 2020/2021 Formula E season.
The Frenchmen has served as Venturi’s reserve driver for the past two seasons and has now been promoted to a race seat after Felipe Massa’s departure at the final race of season six.
“I’ve been a part of the ROKiT Venturi Racing family since 2018, so to secure a full-time race seat with the team for Season 7 is a great step forward, and I can’t wait to show what we can achieve together,” said Nato.
“Over the past two years, we have built very solid foundations and we share the same bright ambitions for the future. I want to thank Susie Wolff and the team for believing in my abilities and giving me this opportunity to race in the FIA Formula E World Championship. I’m very excited to hit the ground running in Santiago this January.”
Nato has appeared in two rookie tests in Marrakesh and has had many more hours in the simulator, which Team Principal Susie Wolff hopes will allow him to hit the ground running immediately.
“As our Reserve Driver Norman has proven his ability at every available opportunity, not only showing speed during in-season testing but also demonstrating a clear commitment to his role in our simulator,” explained Wolff. “The decision to promote him to a full-time race seat is indicative of his contribution to the team so far – he has earned the opportunity to show us what he can do behind the wheel.
“Season 7 will be Edo’s fourth with the team, and we hope that his experience in the series combined with Norman’s ability and determination will make for a formidable pairing. Season 7 marks Formula E’s first campaign as a World Championship, and we’re very much looking forward to hitting the track in Santiago next year.”