Edoardo Mortara ( born January 12, 1987 in Geneva, Switzerland ) is an Italian- French race car driver. Mortara has both Italian, and French citizenship, but starts with Italian license. In 2010, he won the championship of the Formula 3 Euro Series. 2009 and 2010 he decided the Macau Grand Prix for themselves. Since 2011 he is in the DTM at the start.
Like many other racers began Mortara his motorsport career in karting, he exercised professionally from 2000 to 2005. Mortara was launched in 2006, both in the Italian Formula Renault, where he finished fourth overall, and in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, where he eventually became 22 in the overall standings. In 2007 he moved to the Formula 3 Euro Series, in which he launched for the French team Signature-Plus. Mortara won per a race at Brands Hatch and at the Circuit de Catalunya. At the end, he finished in eighth place in the overall standings and was also the best newcomer. 2008 Mortara started again for Signature-Plus, which now drove as one of two teams with Volkswagen engines. Although he won only one race in Pau, Mortara was vice-champion of the series behind Nico Hulkenberg. Mortara was the best pilot who crashed with Volkswagen engines.
In early 2009 Mortara was committed by Arden International for the current season of the GP2 Asia Series as a replacement for Renger van der Zande. Mortara, who debuted as his former Formula 3 rival Hulkenberg at the race in Sachir, was in his first race, third and took the first points for Arden. It occupies the eleventh place in the overall standings. In the main European GP2 series Mortara went in 2009, with Sergio Pérez for Arden International at the start. Mortara started with a good debut in Barcelona in the new season: After sixth place in the main he won the sprint race. Since he only occasionally picked points in the rest of the season, he finished the season 14th overall. In November he won the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. He also participated in several races of the Formula Renault 3.5 and did guest appearances in the Formula 3 Euro Series.
2010 Mortara was no cockpit in the GP2 Series and decided to return to the Formula 3 Euro Series. He started again for the equipped with Volkswagen engines Signature team. Mortara won seven races and not just once stood on the podium in the first eight races. Three races left in the season, he secured the title early. In November he took for Signature again part of the Macau Grand Prix. This Mortara managed to repeat the win from the previous year. He thus became the first pilots who defended the victory and won the race has been held since 1983 twice.
2011 left Mortara formula racing and joined the Team Rosberg in the DTM. In his second race at Zandvoort, he scored his first DTM points in sixth. A race later in Spielberg Mortara qualified for the fourth starting position. In the race, but it was after a collision at the start with Maro Engel, right out of the start with no points opportunities. He finished the race in 16th place. At Brands Hatch Mortara eventually scored his first podium placing third. A race in Oschersleben later he repeated this result. At the end of the season he was as best newcomer in ninth place in the championship. He also won a DTM show race at the Olympic Stadium in Munich. After completion of the DTM season Mortara successfully participated in two Asian races. First, he decided together with Alexandre Imperatori and Darryl O'Young the GTC class at ILMC race at Zhuhai for themselves. A week later he won dominating the GT Cup at Macau. It was great across his third victory on the Guia Circuit.
2012 was the Mortara Team Rosberg in the DTM. His team began the season with the Audi A5 DTM a current model. In the fourth race at Spielberg, he scored his first DTM victory. Three races later, he won at Zandvoort. Mortara finished the season in fifth place overall. He was in 2012 the only Audi driver to win a race. In addition, he completed two guest appearances in the Audi R8 LMS Cup of China, where he came to the finish first in each case, and he again won the GT Cup at Macau. In addition, Mortara took part in a Formula 1 test day for Lotus. He made his debut in Formula 1 car. 2013 Mortara denies his third DTM season for Team Rosberg. At the end of the season, he finished 21st overall.
Mortara grew up in Switzerland. His mother is French and his father Italian. He is enrolled in 2006 at the Université de Finance et Management Institute in Geneva and studied economics. In 2012 he achieved a Bachelor of Business Administration.
- 2000-2005: Karting
- 2006: Italian Formula Renault (4th place )
- 2006: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( No. 21 )
- 2007: Formula 3 Euro Series (8th place )
- 2008: Formula 3 Euro Series (2nd place)
- 2009: GP2 Asia Series (No. 11)
- 2009: GP2 Series (No. 14)
- 2009: Formula Renault 3.5 (ranked 24)
- 2010: Formula 3 Euro Series (Master)
- 2011: DTM ( 9th place)
- 2012: DTM ( 5th place)
- 2013: DTM ( No. 21 )