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Norman Nato
Norman Nato 2013
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of France French
Date of Birth 8 July 1992
Date of Death
Experience European Le Mans Series
GP2 Series
Formula E Career
Tests 1
Début Flag of Morocco 2019 Rookie Test
Teams
Current Season
Team Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team
Role Test/Reserve driver
Norman Nato (born 8 July 1992 in Cannes, France) is a French racing driver, who serves as the test/reserve driver for the Venturi Formula E Team in the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] A former GP2 Series/Formula 2 racer and current ELMS pilot, Nato got his first taste of FE equipment at the 2019 Rookie Test.[2]

Background

Nato's career began in karting at the age of six, with the Frenchman continuing to compete until he won the French KZ2 Championship at the age of seventeen.[3] He would subsequently make his single-seater debut in 2010, joining the F4 Eurocup 1.6 series, finishing the season as runner-up to Stoffel Vandoorne.[3] 2011 saw Nato move to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, scoring two podiums.[3]

Single Speeds

Nato remained in the Eurocup for 2012, while also competing the Alps version of the series, finishing runner-up in the latter.[3] 2013 saw Nato enter the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, the top class of the World Series by Renault, and duly battled his way to thirteenth in the Championship.[3] A second season in FR3.5 saw Nato claim his maiden victory, en-route to seventh in the Championship, before securing a seat in the GP2 Series for 2014.[3]

Nato would have to wait more than a year to claim his maiden GP2 victory, however, with the Frenchman ultimately finishing the 2016 season, his second in GP2, in fifth overall.[3] He remained in the series after its name change to the Formula 2 Championship in 2017, and subsequently picked up another win.[3] However, come the end of 2017 Nato found himself unable to secure a seat in the series for a fourth season, and duly moved his attentions to other series.[3]

Endurance Enhancements

Nato secured himself a seat in the European Le Mans Series for 2018, joining ex-GP2 employers Racing Engineering.[4] The Frenchman duly aided the Spanish team to their maiden win in the ELMS, ending the season in third overall.[3]

Formula E History

Nato joined the Venturi Formula E Team ahead of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, partnering Simona de Silvestro as the team's test and reserve driver.[1] The Frenchman duly aided the development of the Venturi VFE 05 in the early stages of the season, getting his first public run in the car at the 2019 Rookie Test.[2] Nato would finish the test in tenth overall, a fraction slower than fellow Venturi tester Arthur Leclerc, but would miss out on a run at the 2019 Mexico City Test.[5]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Norman Nato's career in Formula E in statistical form:

Norman Nato's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2018/19 Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team[1] 48 Venturi VFE 05 Test/Reserve driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jake Kilshaw, 'Venturi Announces Nato as Reserve Driver', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 07/12/2018), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/venturi-announces-nato-as-reserve-driver/, (Accessed 07/12/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sam Smith, 'Leclerc Joins Nato at Venturi for Rookie Test', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 05/01/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/leclerc-joins-nato-at-venturi-for-rookie-test/, (Accessed 06/01/2019)
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Nat
  4. '2018 Full Season ELMS Entry List', dailysportscar.com, (Dailysportscar, 08/02/2018), http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/02/08/2018-full-season-elms-entry-list.html, (Accessed 20/02/2019)
  5. 'Nico Muller tops the times in Marrakesh rookie test for second year in succession', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/nico-muller-tops-the-times-in-marrakesh-rookie-test-for-second-year-in-succession, (Accessed 16/01/2019)
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Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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