Leonardo DiCaprio has partnered with Venturi Automobiles to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship
, a fully-electric race series debuting September 2014. The Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team is co-founded by DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, with Bert Hedaya and Francesco Costa.
DiCaprio said in a statement, "The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles. 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."