Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up with Venturi Automobiles for Fully-Electric Racing Series

Leonardo DiCaprioVenturi Automobiles has teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio to form the tenth and final team on the grid for Formula E. And just like that, the world’s first fully-electric racing series is born. DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, the founder of the Monaco-based EV manufacturer, are just the latest big names to join the series. Richard Branson’s Virgin Racing signed on last week, with Drayson Racing, Andretti Autosport, Audi Sport, and Mahindra Racing jumping into the field. The all-electric racing series will run from September 2014 through June of 2015, with the first racing taking place in Beijing. Ten teams with two drivers each will compete in the series, which will bounce from Malaysia to Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay to Buenos Aires, Los Angeles to Miami, and on to Monte Carlo and Berlin before the season closer in London. DiCaprio’s entrance into the series is yet another in a long string of celebrity-backed racing teams.

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