The ROKiT Venturi Racing Formula E Team endured a disappointing race 2 at the Diriyah Eprix doubleheader on Saturday night. The team had a great result on Friday with Edoardo Mortara finishing in second place but in the second race he was unable to take part thanks to an accident during practice on Saturday morning meaning that on Norman Nato was the team’s only representative in the race where he started the race from the back after missing qualifying and came home in 15th place.
Speaking following the race, Susie Wolff, Team Principal of ROKiT Venturi Racing commented saying:
“After the highs of yesterday, today was a tough day. I’m glad that Edo is okay after his accident and I’m completely in-line with the FIA’s decision to hold us in the pit lane during qualifying. Safety always comes first in motorsport. Our eyes and attention will now switch to the race in Rome this April.”
Edoardo Mortara commented on the accident saying:
I feel okay overall after this morning, but I would be lying if I said I was perfectly fine. I still have some pains from the crash but I’m thankful and grateful that I don’t have anything more serious. I was a passanger, and that’s a feeling I want to forget. I would like to thank the marshals and medical team for their response to my accident.
Norman Nato commented on the race saying:
“Firstly, I’m very happy that Edo is okay after his accident this morning. That’s the most important thing right now. Today has been tough and by starting at the back, we had an uphill battle ahead of us. My first two races in Formula E are now complete, and I’m looking forward to returning to the track in Rome in April.”