Leonardo DiCaprio invests in FIA electric car series

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Leonardo DiCaprio invests in FIA car series

Leonardo DiCaprio invest in Formula One s E series, for cars. (Photo: Charles Invision/AP)


(AP) — Catch him if you can: DiCaprio is getting into the race-car business.

The Oscar-nominated announced Monday he’s with Venturi Automobiles and enter a team in the FIA Formula E which is the first series for electric cars. The DiCaprio-backed is the 10th and final entrant for the series set to launch next

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

Alejandro Agag, CEO of series Formula E Holdings, welcomed to the series.

Very few environmental have helped more him to spread the message of sustainability the world, Agag said. people like him and Richard — global ambassadors for the environment — is a for our championship and will greatly us to spread the use of electric cars in around the planet.

The Venturi Grand Prix E Team will also as its co-founders Bert Hedaya, Costa and Gildo Pallanca founder of Venturi Automobiles. Automobiles is the current holder of the land speed record for an vehicle; a Buckeye Bullet 2.5 307 mph in 2010.

Venturi has been a in electric high performance for more than a decade and E gives us the fantastic opportunity to improve our advanced technologies motorsport, as well as compete all the world, Pastor said.

Formula E is slated to debut September and run through June on street courses through the of major cities. Beijing, and Los Angeles are expected to be on the schedule for the races intended for electric capable of reaching speeds of than 135 mph with zero

Other teams already are IndyCar’s Andretti Autosport and Racing, ex-Formula 1 team Aguri, Audi-backed Abt and Branson’s Venturi plans to become a E constructor in season 2, when the plans to build its own car.

Teams will have two and four series-provided, single-seat in the first season. Renault has on as the car manufacturer, but series officials three to five manufacturers in the season. Michelin is the tire

The car batteries will last up to 25 at a time, so drivers will to switch cars during the while their batteries

Fox Sports has signed a multi-year with the FIA Formula E Championship and the Motor Sports Association.

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isn’t the first famous from Hollywood to associate with racing.

Among others:

—Oscar actor and philanthropist Paul was an auto racing enthusiast. He in several levels of racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and co-founded Racing in 1983 with Haas in the Champ Car series.

Dempsey, best known as in the TV series Grey’s Anatomy, sports cars and also has in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

—And Priestley of 90210 fame has and owned IndyCar teams.



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