Edoardo Mortara

Name: Edoardo Mortara
Born: January 12th 1987
Nationality: Swiss-Italian
Team: ROKiT Venturi Racing
Car Number: 48

Career
Edoardo started karting in 1998 when he entered the Minikart 28 degree Torneo Industrie championship where he finished second. His luck with finish second followed him into the noughties when he placed runner up in both the 100 Junior 30 degree Torneo Industrie Open and the ICA Junior Italian Open Masters. He broke the streak in 2001 when he placed 3rd in the 100 Junior 31 degree Torneo Industrie. To round of his karting career, Mortara won both the 2002 ICA South Garda Winter Cup and the 2005 Formula A Andrea Margutti Trophy.

Mortara made his debut in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Formula Renault 2.0 Italia with Prema Powerteam. He only managed 8 points in the Eurocup to place 21st but he took 144 points in the latter to finish 4th in the standings. He then debuted in the Formula 3 Euro Series with Signature-Plus. He took a fastest lap and 37 points to finish 8th. Edoardo stuck with the team and championship in 2008 where he improved drastically from his first year to take his first win and 49.5 points, finishing runner up in the standings. He also competed in the Macau Grand Prix for the first time with the team where out of two races, he won one and finished runner up in the standings. Between 2008 and 2009, Mortaro also competed with Trust Team Arden for 8 races in the GP2 Asia Series. He scored 11 points and 11th in the standings.

He made his debut in the GP2 Series with Telmex Arden International in 2009 where he took a single win and 19 points to place 14th. Alongside GP2, Mortara competed two races in the Formula Renault 3.5 and the Formula 2 Euro Series. He raced with both Tech 1 Racing and KMP Group/SG Formula in Formula Renault and Kolles & Heinz Union in F3. He finished 24th in the first series but was only a guest for the latter so could not place in the standings. He also returned to the Macau Grand Prix with Signature where we took a single win which left him first overall. This was his second win of Macau and wasn’t the last. He won a race in every Macau from 2008 to 2013, naming him ‘Mr Macau’. He won the Macau Championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Mortana competed full time in the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2010 where he took 7 wins, 5 pole positions and 101 points to take first in the championship. He then moved out of F3 to Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters with Team Rosberg where he finished 9th in the standings. Edo returned with the team to the championship the following year to take two wins and 5th in the standings. He moved teams for a third year in the championship where he joined Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline but only managed 21st at the end. In 2013, Mortana also joined Brothers Racing Team to race in the Audi R8 LMS Cup where he won the race.

He stuck to Deutsche in 2014 with Audi, managing to place 5th in the standings with 68 points. Mortana remained and managed to take his first win with the team and finished 4th in the standings in 2015 before moving up to finish runner up with Audi in 2016. He took 5 wins to finish on 202 points. Alongside DTM, Edo raced with Audi Sport Team Phoenix and WRT in the 2015 and 2016 FIA GT World Cup where he finished 6th and 13th. 2017 was a luckier year for Mortana in the FIA GT World Cup as he joined Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy to win the race. He also competed in DTM with Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT where he finished 14th overall.

2018 was Mortana’s final year in DTM when he joined SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport to win two races and 6th in the standings. He also competed in the GT World Cip to take 3rd. He returned the the GT World Cup in 2019 with Mercedes-AMG Team Craft Bamboo Racing to finish 6th.

FIA Formula E
Mortara debuted in FIA Formula E during the 2017-18 season with Venturi Formula E Team where he raced for 9 races to take 29 points and 13th in the standings. He returned with the team for the 2018-19 season where he took his first Formula E race win and 52 points to finish 14th.

This year, Mortara is racing with the same team although they’ve made a name change to ROKiT Venturi Racing alongside team mate Felipe Massa. He currently sits at 7th in the standings with 32 points as of March 3rd.