Venturi, the Monaco-based electric car maker and owner of the eponymous Formula E team, has launched Venturi Next Gen in a bid to take budding young drivers to the very top of electric motorsport.
Some two decades after starting production of fully electric luxury sports cars, and with the brand competing in the Formula E championship for the fourth consecutive year, Venturi’s president is launching the first ever drivers’ academy dedicated to electric motorsport.
In electric category terms, the new academy will offer a gateway from the virtual to the real world.
“We want to help those with talent but who haven’t always had the means to get started. We have often given youth a chance in the past. For example, the Venturi Formula E team development driver, Michaël Benyahia, is just 17. For me, it was the logical next step to continue betting on youth by creating Venturi Next Gen,” said company president Gildo Pastor.