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Edoardo Mortara (born 12 January 1987) is a professional Swiss-Italian racing driver. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, he holds dual nationality from Switzerland and Italy. He is a former Formula Three Euroseries champion and he almost claimed the DTM title with Audi in 2016. He is a street circuit specialist and renowned as "Mr Macau". Currently, he is racing in the Formula E championship for the Venturi Team.

Edoardo Mortara
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Edo Mortara in 2018
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss / Italy Italian
Born (1987-01-12) 12 January 1987 (age 32)
Geneva, Switzerland
Formula E career
Debut season2017-18
Current teamVenturi Formula E Team
Car number48
Starts22
Wins1
Podiums3
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Previous series
2011-18
2007-10
2009
2009
2008–09
2006
2006
DTM
Formula Three Euroseries
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Championship titles
2010Formula 3 Euro Series
Awards
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2017
2019
Macau Grand Prix
Macau Grand Prix
Macau GT Cup
Macau GT Cup
Macau GT Cup
Macau GT World Cup
Hong Kong ePrix

He is renowned as "Mr Macau" as he has won 10 times in Macau from 2008 to 2017 in F3 and GT races. These wins include 2008 F3 Qualification Race, 2009 F3 Main Race, 2010 F3 Qualification Race and Main Race, 2011, 2012, 2013 Macau GT Races, 2013 Audi R8 LMS Race and 2017 Macau GT World Cup Qualification Race and Main Race. This is a record for any driver or rider in Macau up to date.

In 2017-2018, he drove for the Venturi Formula E team. In the first weekend of his Formula E races in Hong Kong, his performances stood out as a rookie as he finished 7th after charging from the field in the first race. And in the second race, he led most of the race until a spin which costed him the victory. However, he still finished in 2nd place and claimed the best-ever result for the Venturi team in FE season 4.

In 2018-2019 season, he claimed a podium finish in Mexico and his first ever FE victory in Hong Kong on 10 March 2019. After his win, a string of bad luck and poor reliability had put Edo out of the championship contention. Despite these problems, he still finished season 5 as the highest-placed Venturi powertrain driver with 52 points (Massa 36 points, Vandoorne 35 points and Paffett 9 points).

CareerEdit

In 2006 he stepped up to Formula racing, starting in Formula Renault he becomes the top rookie in the Italian Formula Renault and also gaining experience in Eurocup Formula Renault. In 2008, he finished second in the F3 Euroseries championship , ahead of third place Jules Bianchi.

At the end of the 2009 season, Mortara returned to Formula Three to contest the Macau Grand Prix with Signature, after driven some uncompetitive GP2 machines early in the season. He went on to win the event easily ahead of team-mate Jean Karl Vernay. In 2010, he contested 2010 campaign in the Formula Three Euroseries.[1] He won the championship and then signed for Audi to drive for their DTM cars from 2011.

In November 2010, he won the Macau F3 Grand Prix for the second time in a row. He became the first ever driver to have won this famous event 2 times.

For 2011, Mortara made a switch to the DTM series driving for Audi Team Rosberg. He made his progress steadily season by season.

In 2016, he lost the DTM title by just 4 points. If it was not the wrong penalty given to him in the Hungarian round (which cost him valuable points in the championship), then he should/would be able to win the title.

Since 2017, he switched to Mercedes Benz after having almost won the DTM with Audi in 2016.

He is renowned as "Mr Macau" as he has won 10 times in Macau from 2008 to 2017 in F3 and GT races. These wins include 2008 F3 Qualification Race, 2009 F3 Main Race, 2010 F3 Qualification Race and Main Race, 2011, 2012, 2013 Macau GT Races, 2013 Audi R8 LMS Race and 2017 Macau GT World Cup Qualification Race and Main Race. This is a record for any driver or rider in Macau up to date.

In 2017-2018 , he drove for the Venturi Formula E team. In the first weekend of his Formula E races in Hong Kong, his performances stood out as a rookie as he finished 7th after charging from the field in the first race. And in the second race, he led most of the race, but had a spin in the closing laps, causing him to finish in 2nd place behind Rosenqvist.

On 19 May 2018, he won his first DTM race for the Mercedes Benz at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. He then also claimed pole and victory on 23 June 2018 at Norisring. He finished the season in 6th position. During his DTM career, he has got 10 wins, 26 podiums, 5 poles and 6 fastest laps.

 
Mortara claimed his first FE victory for himself and Venturi team in Hong Kong

In 2018-2019, he would concentrate on the Formula E series and drive for the Venturi team again. In the fourth race of the season, he scored his first podium finish of the season in Mexico. And on 10 March 2019, he claimed his first FE victory for himself and Venturi team in Hong Kong. It was a hard-earned victory for him on a track that last year saw him throw away a victory when he was comfortably leading.

After his win in Hong Kong, a string of bad luck and poor reliability had put Edo out of the championship contention. In Sanya, he was almost taken out by a three-car shunt between Buemi, Frijns and di Grassi and thrown out of points after receiving a 16-second time penalty for failing to activate the attack mode. Then, in Rome, a drive shaft failure forced him to retire when he was running a strong 6th. In Paris, he crashed from 7th position in the rain and eventually collided with Alex Lynn(which gave him a 3-place grid penalty in the next round).

In Monaco, an overtaking incident with Jérôme D’Ambrosio, damaged his front suspension and resulted in the untimely end to his race. In Bern, after setting competitive times and clocking the 2nd fastest time in the 2nd free practice, the team made some wrong choices in qualifying. He would finish in a frustrated 11th. just outside the points eventually. Then, in Bern, a brake failure issue caused yet another retirement for him and in turn gave him another 5-place grid penalty for the New York round.

In the first race in New York, he overtook more than 10 cars after his grid penalty and was fighting for 9th position before being taken out by Max Gunther. In the second race, he qualified well in the top 10. But a front brake caliper failure forced him to retire early yet again.

However, he still finished season 5 as the highest-placed Venturi powertrain driver with 52 points (Massa 36 points, Vandoorne 35 points and Paffett 9 points).

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Points Position
2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Prema Powerteam 14 0 0 0 8 21st
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia 15 0 0 1 144 4th
2007 Formula 3 Euro Series Signature-Plus 20 2 0 1 37 8th
2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Signature-Plus 20 1 0 0 49.5 2nd
Macau Grand Prix 2 1 1 0 N/A 2nd
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Trust Team Arden 8 0 0 0 11 11th
2009 GP2 Series Telmex Arden International 20 1 0 2 19 14th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 2 0 0 0 6 24th
KMP Group/SG Formula 2 0 0 0
Formula 3 Euro Series Kolles & Heinz Union 2 0 0 0 0 NC†
Macau Grand Prix Signature 2 1 0 1 N/A 1st
2010 Formula 3 Euro Series Signature 18 7 5 6 101 1st
Macau Grand Prix 2 2 2 1 N/A 1st
2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Team Rosberg 10 0 0 0 21 9th
Macau GT Cup Audi R8 LMS 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Team Rosberg 10 2 1 0 82 5th
Macau GT Cup Audi R8 LMS 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 10 0 0 0 3 21st
Audi R8 LMS Cup Brothers Racing Team 1 1 1 0 N/A 1st
Macau GT Cup 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 10 0 0 0 68 5th
Macau GT Cup Audi Race Experience 1 0 1 0 N/A 3rd
2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 1 1 2 143 4th
FIA GT World Cup Audi Sport Team Phoenix 1 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 5 2 3 202 2nd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup ISR 1 0 0 0 7 38th
FIA GT World Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 1 0 1 0 N/A 13th
2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT 18 0 0 0 61 14th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup AKKA ASP 5 0 0 0 43 5th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG 1 0 0 0 15 9th
FIA GT World Cup Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy 1 1 1 0 N/A 1st
2017-18 Formula E Venturi Formula E Team 9 0 0 0 29 13th
2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 20 2 1 0 140 6th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Mercedes-AMG Team MANN-FILTER 1 0 0 0 0 NC
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG 1 0 0 0 8 21st
FIA GT World Cup Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy 1 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2018-19 Formula E Venturi Formula E Team 13 1 0 0 52 14th

As Mortara was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2007 Signature-Plus Dallara 305/035 Mercedes HOC
1

6
HOC
2

8
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

1
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

Ret
MAG
1

16
MAG
2

12
MUG
1

9
MUG
2

18
ZAN
1

14
ZAN
2

9
NÜR
1

22
NÜR
2

11
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

Ret
NOG
1

6
NOG
2

8
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

2
8th 37
2008 Signature-Plus Dallara F308/073 Volkswagen HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
MUG
1

4
MUG
2

3
PAU
1

2
PAU
2

1
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

3
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

21
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

23
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

4
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

Ret
LMS
1

9
LMS
2

14
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

6
2nd 49.5
2009 Kolles & Heinz Union Dallara F308/005 Volkswagen HOC
1
HOC
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
DIJ
1
DIJ
2
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
NC 0
2010 Signature Dallara F309/023 Volkswagen LEC
1

1
LEC
2

2
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
VAL
1

1
VAL
2

6
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

3
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

6
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

11
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

Ret
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

Ret
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

DSQ
1st 101

Complete GP2 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 Arden International CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

1
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

13
IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

9
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

17
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

14
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

12
SPA
FEA

8
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

5
MNZ
SPR

Ret
ALG
FEA

Ret
ALG
SPR

8
14th 19

Complete GP2 Asia Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 Trust Team Arden SHI
FEA
SHI
SPR
ARE
FEA
ARE
SPR
BHR1
FEA

3
BHR1
SPR

8
LSL
FEA

7
LSL
SPR

4
SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

17
BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

16
11th 11

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2009 Tech 1 Racing CAT
SPR
CAT
FEA
SPA
SPR
SPA
FEA
MON
FEA
HUN
SPR

21
HUN
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR
SIL
FEA
24th 6
KMP Group/SG Formula BUG
SPR

Ret
BUG
FEA

6
ALG
SPR
ALG
FEA
NÜR
SPR
NÜR
FEA
ALC
SPR
ALC
FEA

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

 Year  Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  Pos.   Points 
2011 Team Rosberg Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
14
ZAN
6
SPL
16
LAU
Ret
NOR
5
NÜR
7
BRH
3
OSC
3
VAL
16
HOC
13
9th 21
2012 Team Rosberg Audi A5 DTM HOC
11
LAU
8
BRH
9
SPL
1
NOR
Ret
NÜR
2
ZAN
1
OSC
Ret
VAL
16†
HOC
6
5th 82
2013 Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM HOC
Ret
BRH
21†
SPL
15
LAU
9
NOR
17†
MSC
Ret
NÜR
12
OSC
10
ZAN
14
HOC
15
21st 3
2014 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
22†
OSC
3
HUN
4
NOR
4
MSC
9
SPL
16
NÜR
3
LAU
16
ZAN
4
HOC
22†
5th 68
2015 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

4
HOC
2

2
LAU
1

2
LAU
2

5
NOR
1

11
NOR
2

15
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

Ret
SPL
1

1
SPL
2

3
MSC
1

6
MSC
2

8
OSC
1

19†
OSC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

Ret
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

3
4th 143
2016 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

1
HOC
2

11
SPL
1

3
SPL
2

Ret
LAU
1

8
LAU
2

12
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

8
ZAN
1

17
ZAN
2

3
MSC
1

8
MSC
2

6
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

1
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

19†
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

1
2nd 202
2017 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

4
HOC
2

13
LAU
1

7
LAU
2

11
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

11
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

3
MSC
1

13
MSC
2

10
ZAN
1

12
ZAN
2

12
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

16
SPL
1

9
SPL
2

17
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

9
14th 61
2018 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

4
HOC
2

Ret
LAU
1

1
LAU
2

11
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

DSQ
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

2
ZAN
1

13
ZAN
2

8
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

17
MIS
1

3
MIS
2

2
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

11
SPL
1

16
SPL
2

10
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

13
6th 140

Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula E resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2017–18 Venturi Formula E Team Spark SRT01-e Venturi VM200-FE-03 HKG
7
HKG
2
MRK
17†
SCL
13
MEX
8
PDE
17
RME
10
PAR
13
BER ZUR
Ret
NYC NYC 13th 29
2018–19 Venturi Formula E Team Spark SRT05e Venturi VFE05 ADR
19
MRK
13
SCL
4
MEX
3
HKG
1
SYX
13
RME
Ret
PAR
Ret
MCO
Ret
BER
11
BRN
Ret
NYC
Ret
NYC
Ret
14th 52

Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anderson, Ben (11 February 2010). "Mortara returns to F3 with VW". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 10 April 2010.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Keisuke Kunimoto
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

20092010
Succeeded by
Daniel Juncadella
Preceded by
Jules Bianchi
Formula 3 Euro Series
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Roberto Merhi