The stakes are high for Venturi Racing with more competition on the Formula E grid this season. But as the Monegasque outfit arrive into the new season revamped as a customer team of Mercedes-Benz EQ, the team is more determined and possibly better equipped than ever for more wins. Venturi Racing Team Principal Susie Wolff tells us of the lessons learned so far and what she expects out of the new partnership.
“I think there’s lots of lessons learnt because Formula E is very specialised,” says Susie Wolff during the official ABB FIA Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia on what she’s learned from the previous year. “It’s a championship where there are many variables in which you can’t control and you need to make sure that you maximise the opportunites and minimise the errors.
“I think what we learnt last year was that the organisation gained a year of experience. We come into this year more confident in knowing where the performance is and we want to be more consistent than last year where we had flashes of brilliance. We want to be more consistently running towards the front of the field,” she adds.
When asked about whether the partnership with Mercedes-Benz EQ might provide the Venturi Racing team a powertrain advantage, Wolff says, “I don’t think it would be an advantage, because the technical regulations for powertrains are all very similar.
“But I do think we are in a very advantageous position working with a company like Mercedes-Benz. They have a huge know-how and they have been very successful in other motorsport categories. I have a lot of belief in what they are able to deliver and I‘m very happy to be one of their customers.”
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