Jerome d’Ambrosio leaves Venturi/Maserati after a successful year

Jerome d’Ambrosio leaves Venturi/Maserati after a successful year


Jerome d’Ambrosio between Lucas di Grassi (left) and Eduardo Mortara. © Venturi

Jerome d’Ambrosio is no longer head of the Venturi Formula E team. Both parties have separated by mutual consent.

Marc Cornelissen

Former F1 driver Jerome d’Ambrosio (36) became assistant principal of the Venturi team in October 2020, the F1 team owned by Susie Wolff, wife of Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. He later became team principal and last season led Venturi to its most successful year yet. With Edoardo Mortara and Lucas Di Grassi, the team became vice-champions, just ahead of the Mercedes of Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries.

But Venturi is now lashing out at Maserati and Susie Wolff, who left the team earlier. Monaco Sports Group, as the team is now called, and d’Ambrosio have ended their partnership. The Brussels resident is associated with Mahindra, the FE team he himself has raced for.

Jerome d’Ambrosio: “After two amazing seasons, my journey with the team is coming to an end. I look forward to new opportunities and thank everyone for their work and dedication, which has led to our most successful season yet. I also thank Susie, Scott and José for their faith in me as the leader of the organization. It was a great opportunity and I could not have asked for a better environment for my conversion after my career as a rider.”

D’Ambrosio drove 20 races in F1 for Marussia-Virgin and Lotus. In Formula E he won three races ahead of Dragon and Mahindra. (mc)