The ROKiT Venturi Racing ABB FIA Formula E racing team gained valuable data from pre-season testing in Valencia ahead of the start of season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship in Santiago, Chile next month,

Edoardo Mortara who returns to the team this season completed 245 laps over the course of the three day test and speaking following his time in the car he said:

“Our three days in Valencia went by extremely quickly – a lot of hard work but it felt very constructive and we learned a huge amount. It was good to get so many laps under our belt, especially with a brand new car. On paper, we know that the car is quick and we are competitive in some areas. If we can continue to extract the performance over the next month and work well as a team, I’m confident that we’ll be able to score some decent points as the season starts”

Norman Nato who steps up to the race team this season, replacing Felipe Massa racked up 268 laps over the three days and spoke afterwards saying:

“It’s been a really positive three days of testing in Valencia. The mixed conditions we experienced on Day 1 were very helpful because it allowed me to drive the car in wet, damp and dry conditions. We tried a lot of different set-ups on the car over the week and I think our pace showed promise, especially on push laps. On the long runs, we collected a lot of data that we now have to analyse before Santiago. I’m getting ready for the first race of the season and I’m very happy with the work we’ve done. The team did a great job at the test, with long, hard days and not the nicest weather conditions so I’m grateful for their help and all their efforts making me feel so welcome and as prepared as possible for the season ahead.”

ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal Susie Wolff commented on the test saying:

“It was great to be back in action in Valencia and I would like to applaud Formula E and the FIA for organising this test in these challenging times. After the difficulties we faced at the end of Season 6, our prime target for pre-season testing was to focus on achieving the reliability and consistency of our new car that will be necessary for us to challenge Season 7. At this early stage, our initial performance looks promising but we need to continue to make gains over the winter to be in a strong position for the start of the season.”

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