Norman Nato is a French racing driver and he is the reserve driver for VENTURI Formula E Team.
As the team’s official reserve driver, the Cannes-born 26 year-old plays a vital role throughout the season dividing his time between the simulator and the different race circuits that form the fifth ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Norman NATO’s big break came in 2004, when he became French Karting Champion in the “Minime” 7-11 age category. The following year, he won the French Championship in the “Cadet” category for 10-14 year-olds. He turned professional a year later, at the age of 14. In 2010, the young driver’s career entered a new stage, as he made his competitive racing debut in a full-size car in the F4 Eurocup 1.6 Championship, ending the season in second place overall with the Autosport Academy.
NATO then began a steady climb through the ranks. In his second year in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship in 2012, he finished in fourth place overall. Simultaneously he was also competing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (a merger of the Italian and Swiss championships), ending the year in second place with eight podium finishes, including four race wins.
In 2014, in his second year in the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship, he finished in seventh place overall after a strong season, which included a flawless weekend in Monaco where he qualified in pole position, won the race and set the fastest lap.
In 2015, Norman NATO joined the GP2 Series (now the FIA Formula 2 Championship), finishing fifth overall in 2016. The latest highlight of his career came in October 2018, when he became Vice-Champion in the ELMS (European Le Mans Series).
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