Maro Engel, 30, will join Stéphane Sarrazin in the Venturi Formula-E Team for Season 3 of the FIA Formula-E championship.
After giving me the opportunity to develop their new car, Venturi, a top team in Formula-E, offered me the chance to participate in the championship. I am very happy. said the German driver efficient cars, great drivers, important manufacturers, races in big cities: the series is already a success and as a driver it’s very important to be part of it .
Maro has worked for several weeks with Venturi as test driver. He is a long time Mercedes-AMG driver, including racing in DTM and V8 Supercars. He has most recently been racing in GT’s where he is the current FIA GT World Cup Champion as well as 2016 winner of the prestigious 24H Nurburgring.
« It is a great satisfaction to welcome Maro » said Franck Baldet, the team coordinator « he is already deeply involved in the team through the season 3 car preparation. He knows our new engine – the VM 200 – FE – 02. He did most of the testing sessions accumulating hundreds of kilometers behind the wheel. He is efficient and accurate in his comments to our engineers, always available for the exchange that will increase the performance of the vehicle. »
About the Venturi Formula-E car Maro says: « Driving Formula-E is really challenging. From the first laps on-track I had very positive feelings. To drive a Venturi Formula-E Car is a great experience. Pushing for maximum speed but at the same time it’s also managing energy and power. It is very complex and you really need to think ahead to be able to perform. My adaptation went very well as we had time during the testing days to work in very good conditions, I have been able to acquire a good understanding of the car. I love racing on street circuits and am now really looking forward to the start of season 3 together with my highly motivated team. » said Engel.
The FIA Formula-E season 3 will start in Hong-Kong on October 9.