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Leonardo DiCaprio for Formula E

Leonardo DiCaprio for Formula E

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Leonardo DiCaprio, among a star studded list, will compete in the inaugural Formala E – promoting sustainability and the electric car

Mega super star Leonardo DiCaprio paired with Monaco-based Venturi Automobile - to create Venturi Grand Prix - will be competing in the inaugural Formula E championship next year. With a star studded competing list we can expect to see him race against Richard Branson, Patrick Dempsey, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, and presenter David Letterman.

Ten teams, each with 2 drivers, will go head to head in this race that will be the first of its kind. The race periods will run from September 2014 to June 2015 in several locations around the world. Kicking off in Beijing the teams of 2 pilots will go through several stages driving through Malaysia to Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay to Buenos Aires, Los Angeles to Miami and Monte Carol to Berlin.

Apart from appealing to all motorsports fan - this race was designed to promote sustainability and accelerate the electric car market.  The cars will emit zero emissions but will reach a speed up to 225km/h.

"The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles," said DiCaprio. "Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort."

Car manufacturers participating in Formula E include Drayson Racing, Andretti Autosport, Audi Sport and Mahindra Racing

 

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