ROKiT Venturi Racing is optimistic heading into their home race in Monaco after a double points finish last time out in Valencia.
As the only Monegasque team competing at FIA, Venturi looks ahead to its home race in Monaco this season with Edoardo Mortara and Norman Nato.
The team’s ambition is to maintain their record as one of only two teams in history to score points at every single Monaco E-Prix this weekend.
Heading to the second Monaco E-Prix since she took over management of Venturi, Team Principal Susie Wolff outlined that the race is one of the most important events of the season for the team.
“As the only Monegasque race team, with our new HQ just moments from the track, the Monaco E-Prix is understandably a very special race for us.” Explained Wolff.
With Felipe Massa scoring a podium for the team in Season 5, Wolff aims to replicate that performance, despite currently placing ninth in the teams’ championship standings after post-race penalties in Rome and Valencia cost them podium finishes.
“It’s business as usual. Over the last two race weekends, we’ve demonstrated that we have a car quick enough for the podium, and that’s where we have our sights firmly set for this weekend.”
Edoardo Mortara revealed how Monaco is always a special event to him as he heads into his second race in Monaco with ROKiT Venturi Racing.
“It’s always special to race on the streets of Monaco, and as our home race, this weekend’s E-Prix is very special to us.” Explained the Swiss driver.
The 34-year old went on to emphasise that qualifying will be key to the team’s chances of success in Monte-Carlo, and was optimistic about their chances.
“We know that we have a strong car this season, and if we can perform well in qualifying, I think we’ll be able to fight at the front and hopefully deliver a good result.”
Both drivers believed they they had the potential to reach at least a podium as rookie Norman Nato talked through his preparation ahead of his first Formula E race in Monaco.
“This will be my first Monaco E-Prix, but I already know the circuit very well, and it’s one that I’ve performed well at in the past, including a win in 2014 in Formula Renault 3.5.” Said Nato.
The French driver feels he has built up positive momentum in the last few rounds, and having secured his best result of 5th place last time out in Valencia, believes more is to come.
“Over the past two race weekends, I think we were able to showcase the level of performance that we’re truly capable of achieving this season and heading into Monaco.”
“As the team’s home event, this weekend’s race is a highlight for us, and I’ll be aiming to deliver a strong result and hopefully continue my form from Rome and Valencia.”