Susie Wolff was appointed CEO of the Venturi Formula E team

Wolff took over as Monegasque Group Team Manager in July 2018 as part of a three-year plan that raised the profile and competitiveness of the outfit. December 2020.

Former Formula 1 driver D’Ambrosio joined Venturi as a reserve manager for the 2021 season when he retired from racing after resigning from the Mahindra Racing team.

Edoardo Mortara finished second in the drivers table last season when this structure was in place and used a Mercedes customer transmission as Venturi finished seventh out of 12 teams.

This reorganization has been underway for some time, with Wolff evaluating his role throughout the second half of 2021.

Although joining Venturi, there were no direct predictions that D’Ambrosio would become team leader.

Wolff said: “Having served as a team leader for the past three years, the timing feels right for this change.

“Ever since I took on this role in 2018, I have experienced a great sense of pride and achievement in how we have evolved as an organization of strength.

“Jerome has had a positive impact on joining the team since last year and I know I will leave the team in highly skilled hands as Formula E progresses towards its third generation. [2022-23]”

Jerome d'Ambrosio, Deputy Team Leader, Venturi Racing

Jerome d’Ambrosio, Deputy Team Leader, Venturi Racing

Photo: Carl Bingham / Motorsport Images

Although Wolff is expected to be less involved in racing from now on, he will retain an active role, which will likely include finding a new transmission contract for the Gen3 era after Venturi’s current engine partner Mercedes ends the series in its factory suit. until the end of the 2022 season.

He will also oversee the team’s strategic and commercial operations, as he has been at the center of the deal to make Venturi’s first title sponsor at ROKiT 2019-2020.

D’Ambrosio, the series winner and three-time winner of the competition at Dragon and Mahindra, added: “I am grateful to the team for entrusting me with this opportunity.

– As the team leader who follows Wolf, I know that I have big shoes to fill and I have always enjoyed a new challenge.

“Over the last 12 months, I’ve learned a lot from Susie, and I think together we’re still making an incredibly strong team.

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“This team dynamics led us to achieve our most successful campaign to date, which is a great foundation for the future.

“With Edon and Lucas [di Grassi, the 2017-18 champion moving from Audi] in the car next season and after our form [2021], the whole team is positive and highly motivated to get back on track and work together towards a new successful championship. “

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