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Susie Wolff got "weird texts" about controversial Valencia race

Venturi Racing team principal Susie Wolff says she received “a lot of weird texts” that she “didn’t even know” how to reply to after the controversial opening Valencia E-Prix race.

Hughes joins Venturi as Formula E reserve

Multiple Formula 3 race winner Jake Hughes has joined the Venturi Formula E team as its reserve driver ahead of the start of the 2020/21 season.

Venturi Formula E team sold to investor group

The Venturi Racing Formula E team has been sold to an investor group led by championship co-founder Alejandro Agag’s brother-in-law, but Susie Wolff will remain as team principal. 

Venturi unveils refreshed livery for new Formula E season

Venturi has revealed its Formula E livery for the 2020/21 season ahead of the start of pre-season testing at Valencia on Saturday.

Dennis joins BMW Formula E team alongside Gunther

Jake Dennis will partner Maximilian Gunther at the BMW Andretti team in the 2020/21 Formula E season, replacing Mahindra-bound Alexander Sims.

Nato replaces Massa at Venturi FE team

The Venturi Racing Formula E squad has promoted its reserve driver Norman Nato to the race team to replace Felipe Massa for the 2020/21 season.

Massa has no explanation for starting grid error

Felipe Massa has “no idea” why he started in the wrong grid position for the second Formula E race in Diriyah, for which he received a drive-through penalty.

Wolff explains Mercedes/Venturi supply deal

Susie Wolff has refuted any suggestion it is "odd" that Venturi has become a Mercedes Formula E customer, insisting the team had to do so in order to remain competitive.

Venturi switches to Mercedes powertrain, retains drivers

The Venturi Formula E squad will run as a customer Mercedes operation for the 2019/20 season and will retain its line-up of ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa and Edoardo Mortara.

Massa couldn't understand car in "terrible" season finale

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa says he "could not understand" his Venturi GP-run ABB FIA Formula E car in the second New York race, contributing to a "very difficult" weekend.

Formula E stewards reject Techeetah protest against di Grassi

A protest lodged by FIA Formula E outfit DS Techeetah against the driving standards of Audi’s Lucas di Grassi in a New York E-Prix pile-up was rejected by the stewards.

Massa: Water leaking into visor caused Paris spin

Venturi's Felipe Massa says water leaked into his helmet during ABB FIA Formula E's Paris E-Prix and compromised his race with "a problem I've never had in my career".

Mortara: Crazy final lap in Mexico was "like Christmas"

The final lap of ABB FIA Formula E's Mexico City E-Prix that took Pascal Wehrlein and both Nissan e.dams drivers out of contention was like "Christmas", says Venturi's Edoardo Mortara.

Sims apologised to Mortara after rewatching clash

BMW driver Alexander Sims has apologised to Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara after their recent clash in the ABB FIA Formula E race in Santiago.

Wolff has "no doubts" about Massa, despite point-less start

Venturi team principal Susie Wolff has declared “you should never underestimate Felipe Massa”, despite the ex-Formula 1 driver's low-key start to his ABB FIA Formula E career.

Mortara: Fourth place in Santiago "like a victory"

Edoardo Mortara says his fourth-place finish in the Santiago ABB FIA Formula E race was "like a victory" for his Venturi team after a difficult start to the 2018/19 season.

Marrakesh E-Prix: BMW implosion hands d'Ambrosio victory

Jerome d’Ambrosio won the Marrakesh E-Prix, the second round of the 2018-19 ABB Formula E Championship, after the dominant BMWs of Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided and threw away victory.

Massa penalised for two separate Fanboost offences

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has been handed two post-race penalties for separate fanboost usage infringements during the inaugural ABB FIA Formula E Ad Diriyah E-Prix, his category debut.

Venturi Formula E team partners with Richard Mille

The luxury watch brand Richard Mille has become a partner of the Venturi ABB FIA Formula E team.

Venturi hands reserve role to F2 race winner Nato

Formula 2 race winner Norman Nato has joined the Venturi ABB FIA Formula E squad as its reserve driver for the 2018/19 championship.

De Silvestro joins Venturi as Formula E test driver

The Venturi Formula E team has signed Simona de Silvestro as its official test driver for the 2018/19 season.

Venturi retains Mortara alongside Massa in Formula E

Venturi has retained Edoardo Mortara for a second consecutive season in Formula E, and he will line-up alongside ex-Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa in the 2018/19 season.

Susie Wolff named Venturi Formula E team boss

Susie Wolff has become the team principal of the Venturi Formula E team with immediate effect.

Massa completes 800km in first Formula E Gen2 test

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa completed 800km of running during his first Formula E test for the Venturi squad - his first taste of the electric championship's Gen2 machinery.

Massa will "definitely find it a challenge" in FE - Turvey

Oliver Turvey says Felipe Massa will "definitely find it a challenge" to race in Formula E when the ex-Formula 1 driver joins the electric championship next season.

Massa signs three-year Venturi Formula E deal

Former Sauber, Ferrari and Williams Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa will join the Venturi Formula E team from the 2018/19 season.

Mercedes affiliate HWA joins Formula E grid for 2018/19

Mercedes specialist HWA will enter the 2018/19 Formula E season as a customer entry, with powertrains provided by Venturi.

Leclerc's brother joins Venturi electric academy

The owner of the Venturi Formula E team has launched a young driver scheme which includes the younger brother of Sauber Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc.

Mortara to skip Berlin Formula E race for DTM

Venturi Formula E driver Edoardo Mortara will miss the Berlin ePrix due to clashing commitments with Mercedes in the DTM, the German manufacturer has confirmed.

Paffett has made Formula E interest clear to Mercedes

DTM star Gary Paffett says he “made it clear” to Mercedes he was interested in Formula E as soon as his employer announced it would enter the series.

F1 hopeful Giovinazzi joins Formula E rookie test

Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi will take part in the Formula E rookie test at Marrakesh, as revealed by the official entry list.

Mortara explains "stupid mistake" that cost him debut win

Edoardo Mortara has admitted that the “stupid mistake” that cost him a win on his Formula E debut weekend in Hong Kong was because he was “over-confident”.

Dillmann keen on ByKolles drive after Aragon test

Single-seater ace Tom Dillmann says he would be interested in a full-time seat with the ByKolles LMP1 squad after an encouraging first test with the team at Aragon last month.

Venturi partners with HWA for new Formula E season

Venturi has partnered with Mercedes specialist HWA for the 2017/18 Formula E season.

Venturi picks Mortara to partner Engel in Formula E

Venturi will field two Mercedes DTM drivers in Formula E next season, having chosen Edoardo Mortara to partner Maro Engel for the 2017/18 campaign.

Venturi: Testing Mercedes drivers just a coincidence

The Venturi Formula E team insists its evaluation of two Mercedes DTM drivers in official pre-season testing is not linked to the German manufacturer’s impending entry in the series.

Venturi driver evaluation spoiled by gearbox woes in test

A faulty batch of gearbox components blighted Venturi’s running in Formula E’s Valencia pre-season test and compromised the evaluation process for its 2017/18 driver line-up.

Mortara, Blomqvist to vie for Formula E drives in test

DTM race winners Edoardo Mortara and Tom Blomqvist will be part of Formula E’s official pre-season test this week as they vie for drives at the Venturi and Andretti teams respectively.

HWA poised for season five Formula E entry

HWA, the customisation specialist of Mercedes, is in pole position to enter the all-electric championship in 2018/19, can reveal.

Sarrazin joins Techeetah from Venturi, replaces Gutierrez

Stephane Sarrazin will replace Esteban Gutierrez at the Techeetah Formula E team for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

F3.5 champion Dillmann to make Formula E debut in Paris ePrix

Tom Dillmann has been named as Maro Engel's replacement for the Paris ePrix, as the Frenchman is set to contest his maiden Formula E weekend on home soil.

F3.5 champion Dillmann to test for Venturi in Mexico

Reigning Formula V8 3.5 champion Tom Dillmann will take part in the Friday shakedown session at this weekend’s Mexico City ePrix.

Former DTM winner Lohr joins Venturi Formula E team

Ellen Lohr, the only woman to have won a DTM race, has joined the Venturi Formula E team as Marketing Manager.

Engel frustrated to miss out on Marrakesh points finish

Formula E rookie Maro Engel lost a likely second consecutive points finish after his second car refused to start during the pitstop in the Marrakesh ePrix.

Venturi debuts new semiconducting technology at Hong Kong

The Venturi Formula E team hopes that the introduction of a new advanced technology can help it to join the frontrunning teams in the championship this season.

Formula E season three predictions: Can Buemi be beaten?

As the third season of the FIA Formula E championship kicks off this weekend in Hong Kong, Sam Smith surveys the field - and, with the help of an informed source, predicts who will come out on top.

Venturi Formula E team enters partnership with ZF

The Venturi Formula E team has entered in to a partnership with engineering giant ZF and will have a long-term technical relationship.

Formula E season three private testing review, Part 2

In the second part of our two-part feature, Sam Smith takes a closer look at the season three preparations of Formula E's remaining six teams ahead of the start of public testing at Donington Park.

Engel: Macau pedigree makes Formula E perfect fit

New Venturi Formula E driver Maro Engel believes his affinity for street circuit racing will put him in good stead for his first single-seater campaign in almost a decade.

Exclusive: Maro Engel to race for Venturi in Formula E

Maro Engel is the surprise choice to partner Stephane Sarrazin in the Venturi Formula E team for season three of the all-electric series, can reveal.

Ten teams entered for the 2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship

Eight of the 10 teams have been involved right from the very beginning of the world’s first fullyelectric single-seater series.

Villeneuve: No plans after Formula E exit

Ex-Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve says he has no plans for the future after parting ways with the Venturi Formula E team.

Exclusive: Conway to replace Villeneuve at Venturi

Mike Conway will replace Jacques Villeneuve at the Venturi Formula E team for the rest of the 2015-16 season.

Exclusive: Villeneuve parts ways with Venturi Formula E team

Jacques Villeneuve has parted ways with the Venturi Formula E team after a disappointing first three races of the season with the Monegasque team.

Villeneuve says no ill feeling over Da Costa crash

Jacques Villeneuve says there is no lingering ill feeling with Antonio Felix da Costa after the pair's mid-race coming together in the Beijing ePrix last weekend.

Villeneuve: Testing tells us nothing about our competitiveness

He may be bullish on his chances of success, but Jacques Villeneuve isn't prepared to make any firm predictions on where he and his Venturi team stand in the Formula E pecking order, as he told Rene Fagnan.

Bird sets the pace as final testing resumes

DS Virgin breaks Renault e.dams & ABT Schaeffler monopoly on testing top spot

Villeneuve: “I’m not here as a whizzkid, it’s because I love racing”

Former Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve says he has joined the FIA Formula E ranks because he wanted to be involved in a series where the cars are developed to get ever-faster.

F1 Champion Villeneuve makes Formula E debut at Donington Park

Jacques Villeneuve appearance at Donington today was the first time he’d visited the circuit since his F1 days with Williams.

Villeneuve signs with Venturi for upcoming Formula E season

Jacques Villeneuve is making a return to single-seaters for the second season of the FIA Formula E championship, running the full schedule for Venturi.