Venturi Automobiles Partners With Leonardo DiCaprio for Formula E Electric Racecar Team

Racers, please charge up your engines!

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship. This is the world's first race series that features all-electric, zero-emissions automobiles. The new team, Venturi Grand Prix, was co-founded by DiCaprio and Venturi founder Gildo Pallanca Pastor, in conjunction with Bert Hedaya and Francesco Costa. It will be based in Monaco, and it is the tenth and final team in the new race series.

"The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles," says DiCaprio. "Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort."

Formula E features electric single-seat racecars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h, or about 140mph. Competitive events will take place in 10 cities worldwide and to date include Beijing, Los Angeles and London.

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