Edoardo Mortara
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Edoardo Mortara

1987-01-12 (age 35)
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How Mortara ended a long drought to revive Formula E title challenge

Venturi racer Edoardo Mortara had to wait 54 races before his first Formula E pole position. But two in as many races in Berlin last weekend helped him to secure a victory and a second place that have thrust the Swiss right back into the title battle as Mercedes power proved the thing to have in Germany

De Vries "surprised" by first corner Berlin E-Prix move on Mortara

Berlin E-Prix winner Nyck de Vries says his pass over Edoardo Mortara into Turn 1 came as a "surprise", but ensured he could "be in command" of the Formula E race.

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara beats Frijns for second straight FE pole

Edoardo Mortara bagged his second Formula E pole in a row, scything his way past Robin Frijns in the second Berlin E-Prix qualifying final by almost half a second.

Mortara: Road to Berlin E-Prix win was "long and stressful"

Berlin E-Prix winner Edoardo Mortara says he and his Venturi Formula E team overcame "a long and stressful" race, making the most of good pace to execute its strategy "perfectly".

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara holds off late Vergne charge to win

Edoardo Mortara converted his maiden Formula E pole position into a well-controlled victory at the Berlin E-Prix, seeing off a late threat from Jean-Eric Vergne to win by 1.7s.

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara beats Sims to claim first Formula E pole

Edoardo Mortara clinched his first Formula E pole position for the Berlin E-Prix, the Venturi driver beating an impressive Alexander Sims by just over a tenth of a second.

Mortara: Di Grassi "pride" led to Monaco FE retirement after contact

Edoardo Mortara says Lucas di Grassi had too much "pride" to accept his Venturi teammate's Monaco E-Prix pass on him, leaving Mortara with a puncture after the two made contact.

Mortara: Formula E gap between Mexico and Rome "like off-season"

Venturi's Edoardo Mortara says the near two-month gap between the Mexico E-Prix and this weekend's Rome round felt like an off-season, as the Formula E championship leader battled illness.

Mortara: FE rivals tried to make me use too much energy in Diriyah

Diriyah E-Prix winner Edoardo Mortara reckons his Formula E victory rivals were trying to force him into over-consuming energy, labelling the safety car-interrupted second race of the season “very strategic”.

Diriyah E-Prix: Mortara wins for Venturi after late-race safety car

Eduardo Mortara claimed victory in an intense second Diriyah Formula E race, beating Robin Frijns as a safety car neutralised the climax of the race. 

Mortara tops final day of Formula E pre-season testing for Venturi
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Mortara tops final day of Formula E pre-season testing for Venturi

Formula E’s 2021 championship runner-up Edoardo Mortara guided his Mercedes-powered Venturi Racing car to the top of the times on the final day of pre-season testing in Valencia.

Mortara suffers fractured vertebra in Berlin E-Prix startline crash

Venturi Racing Formula E driver Edoardo Mortara sustained a fractured vertebra as a result of his Berlin E-Prix startline collision with Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans.

Di Grassi linked to replacing Nato at Venturi Formula E team
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Di Grassi linked to replacing Nato at Venturi Formula E team

Formula E rookie Norman Nato is facing increased pressure to hold onto his seat at Venturi Racing and partner race winner Edoardo Mortara for the 2022 season, Motorsport.com understands. 

Stuck switch cost Mortara full-power lap in New York qualifying

Formula E points leader Edoardo Mortara was unable to set a full power New York City E-Prix qualifying lap after a switch on his steering wheel locked into place.

Puebla E-Prix: Mortara holds off Wehrlein to secure Race 2 win

Edoardo Mortara and Venturi Racing pulled off a strategy masterclass to each earn their second Formula E victories in Puebla as the Swiss driver moved top of the points.

Buemi frustrated after first-lap collision with Lotterer

Nissan Formula E Sebastien Buemi says his retirement in the Valencia E-Prix was “tough” to accept after he was taken out by Porsche rival Andre Lotterer on the opening lap.

Mercedes, Venturi given green light for Diriyah FE race
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Mercedes, Venturi given green light for Diriyah FE race

The four Mercedes-powered Formula E cars will be able to contest the second Diriyah E-Prix night race after being granted permission by the FIA stewards.

Mortara to make Audi return in Spa 24 Hours

Edoardo Mortara will make his first appearance in an Audi in four years in next month's Spa 24 Hours, as he joins the WRT team's four-car line-up for the Belgian classic.

Troubled DTM "didn't really evolve", says Mortara

Former DTM frontrunner Edoardo Mortara has expressed his concern over the series' future, and believes it “didn't really evolve so much” over the past few years.

Massa opens up on teammate clash in Santiago Santiago E-prix
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Massa opens up on teammate clash in Santiago

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has given his view on the controversial overtake by his Venturi Formula E teammate Edoardo Mortara in the Santiago E-Prix.

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.

Berlin E-Prix: Lotterer quickest in Friday practice

DS Techeeatah driver Andre Lotterer set the fastest time across the two practice sessions for the 2019 ABB FIA Formula E race in Berlin, ahead of Edoardo Mortara.

Mass Monaco grid penalties handed down after Paris crashfest

Erstwhile ABB FIA Formula E points leader Jerome d'Ambrosio, Edoardo Mortara and Oliver Rowland have all be given three-place grid penalties for next month’s Monaco race after causing collisions in the Paris E-Prix.

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.

Venturi: Mortara "a better fit" alongside Massa

Venturi Formula E team principal Susie Wolff says choosing Edoardo Mortara over Maro Engel came down to the Swiss-Italian driver being a "better fit" with ex-Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa.

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.

Mortara "feels bad" for hitting Paffett in Misano

Edoardo Mortara admits he "feels bad" for colliding with Mercedes stablemate Gary Paffett in the Saturday DTM race at Misano, which led to the erstwhile championship leader's retirement.

The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2017/18 Prime

The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2017/18

Formula E's first generation came to an end with the coronation of its fourth different champion in four seasons and a wounded series giant roaring back to take the teams' title. But who were the standout drivers of the season?

Norisring DTM: Wittmann wins, Glock and Paffett clash again

BMW's Marco Wittmann won the DTM's second race at Norisring, as the battle between title rivals Timo Glock and Gary Paffett burst back into life.

Norisring DTM: Mortara wins as Audi continues to struggle

Edoardo Mortara converted his pole position into a victory in the Saturday DTM race at Norisring, with Audi continuing to struggle and failing to score points.

Norisring DTM: Mortara claims pole by 0.001s

Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara narrowly sealed pole position for the DTM's Norisring opener after a qualifying session interrupted by a red flag caused by defending champion Rene Rast crashing out.

Mortara warns poor officiating could "kill" DTM

Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara believes poor officiating of the DTM could "kill the championship" after he was reprimanded for pushing BMW's Joel Eriksson off the track at Lausitz.

Lausitz DTM: Mortara wins, Rast suffers massive accident

Edoardo Mortara scored his first DTM win for Mercedes at the Lausitzring, a race punctuated by two huge crashes – the worst of which saw Rene Rast walk away from a huge backflip rollover.

DTM 2018 driver-by-driver season preview

With the start to the 2018 DTM season approaching, David Gruz previews all 20 drivers of the field.

Dillmann to replace Mortara for Berlin ePrix

Tom Dillmann will replace Edoardo Mortara in the Venturi line-up at next month’s Formula E race in Berlin.

Mercedes drivers expect boost from DTM aero changes

Mercedes drivers expect revised aerodynamic regulations to boost the manufacturer’s prospects in the DTM this year, after a disappointing 2017 season.

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.

Mercedes retains four drivers for farewell DTM season

Four drivers from Mercedes' DTM 2017 roster have been retained for the marque's final season in the category, the Stuttgart manufacturer has confirmed.

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”.

Hong Kong ePrix: Abt triumphs after late Mortara spin

Daniel Abt was handed his and Audi’s first factory victory in Formula E after long-time leader Edoardo Mortara spun from the lead of the second Hong Kong race.

Macau GT winner Mortara "felt pretty stupid" after start error

FIA GT World Cup winner Edoardo Mortara says his Macau race start strategy was "pretty stupid" after running into a barrier while trying to sprint away from Augusto Farfus.

Macau GT: Mortara doubles up with main race win

Edoardo Mortara claimed his fourth GT victory in Macau in a fascinating FIA GT World Cup race.

Macau GT: Mortara wins after crash decimates field

Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara won a bizarre FIA GT World Cup qualifying race in Macau in which just eight cars finished.

Macau GT: Mortara on pole as Mercedes dominates

Edoardo Mortara claimed pole position for the FIA GT World Cup qualification race as Mercedes locked out the top four positions in a flat out qualifying session.

Mortara: 2017 the "hardest" season of my career

Edoardo Mortara admits his first year with Mercedes in DTM was the "hardest" season of his career.

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.

Mercedes keen to retain DTM drivers after quitting series

Mercedes DTM boss Ulrich Fritz has indicated that the German marque will try to keep its line-up of drivers within its stable after it quits the tin-top series.

Glock hits out at "not logical" Zandvoort qualifying exclusion

Timo Glock has hit out at what he considers to be a "not logical" DTM stewards' decision to exclude him from second qualifying at Zandvoort.

Glock excluded from Zandvoort qualifying after Mortara flare-up

BMW driver Timo Glock will start the Sunday DTM race at Zandvoort from last place, incurring a penalty for his qualifying run-in with Edoardo Mortara.

Mercedes: Mortara breakthrough "a question of time"

Mercedes DTM boss Ulrich Fritz says it is “just a question of time” before marquee signing Edoardo Mortara finds consistent form with the Silver Arrows.

Norisring DTM: Martin beats Auer in red-flagged race

BMW’s Maxime Martin came out on top of a private battle with Lucas Auer to win a gripping second DTM race at the Norisring after a red=flag stoppage.

Mercedes switch "lot tougher than I thought", says Mortara

Last year's DTM runner-up Edoardo Mortara says his first season with Mercedes after moving away from Audi has been more difficult than expected, as the two manufacturers are "completely different worlds".

Gallery: Audi, Mercedes and BMW show 2017 DTM liveries

Ahead of the start of the new DTM season, check out the liveries that have been revealed by Audi, Mercedes and BMW for the 2017 campaign.