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08 May 2021

Norman Nato: home advantage for a very experienced rookie!

Published on 07 May 2021

He may be a rookie this year in FE, but Norman Nato, the 28-year-old from Antibes, has already accumulated huge experience in motorsport, mostly in single-seaters and endurance. He should have climbed on the podium twice already this season, after superb races in front, but each time he suffered a penalty which wasted his results. However, he is happy and confident before the home race for Venturi Racing, the one and only Monégasque racing team at international level, as Team Principal Susie Wolff pointed out on Friday.

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« To drive in Monaco is a dream when you are a kid, even if you drive a go-kart, as I did when I won the Monaco Kart Cup (in 2010) », Norman said on Friday, in the press conference before the Monaco EPrix. « It’s great to be back in Monaco, in a Formula E, for our home race, and it’s definitely a special moment in our season. It was frustrating to lose two podiums in six races, but it’s better to finish twice in a podium position, as a rookie, than finishing 9th with a few points. I had to change my mindset over the winter, in order to be more aggressive, and it worked. We have a good car, I am improving my energy management, and I will keep pushing for podiums », Norman added. And you can be sure that he will try his best to make Susie Wolff happy, come Saturday.