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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Race Car Team with Venturi!

Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Race Car Team with Venturi!

Leonardo DiCaprio has helped launch the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team, which will race in the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.

Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. The series will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities including Beijing, Los Angeles and London.

“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” Leo said in a statement. “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.”

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unfortunately, yes he’s still with her:(

I have always been into fast cars (1st car 69 Camero for 16th bday and I still own it) so I can’t help but be excited about this news. It is a step in the right direction anyway. Good for Leo!

“Leo really does need to get better business advisors”
oh…he should hire someone as intelligent as you instead lmfao….

@Zzzzzz:
I’m not expecting much either but eh :/ We’ll see how things turn out, WOWS is releasing in about 2 weeks! And I wonder if the whole cast will be there of its just Marty and Leo. I kind of want to see Margot and Leo on the red carpet together to see how they pair up!

@Zzzzzz:

Maybe the Formula E investment is a “mid-life crisis” investment? You know men and their toys, fast cars, women, etc. LOL

I agree with Also in that what does investing in Formula E have anything to do with helping the environment? I mean at least the race cars are going to be environmentally friendly but still as she said, it’s an “elite thing” for the rich and famous!

@@25: Well, I would have advised him to forgo Fisker and go with Tesla!
@HAHA12: I think it’s just Marty and Leo, but not sure. I agree, I would love to see Leo and Margo on the red carpet.

@####:
You know, this reminded me of something a man going through a midlife crisis would do too LOL

@Zzzzzz:

It’s strange that she hasn’t done any promoting or shown up for any of the screenings isn’t it? Wasn’t she just recently promoting that other movie with Will Smith?

It would be nice to see her on the red carpet with Leo.

@####: Hi! Like I said in the other post, I agree with Black Sharpie that it could make people think differently about electric cars, which is a good thing. However, Formula One is not that big in the US. Now if it was a NASCAR car, it would get a heck of a lot more attention here in the states!
It is kind of a weird investment.
I’m off to work! Talk to you later.

not with toni @ 12/09/2013 at 1:23 pm

@####:
It’s the rich& famous who leave the biggest ecological footprint.
So, if these people are “allured” into living an eco-friendly life it will be big step.Leo is aware of this, obviously.
Leo’s latest business project reminds the upper crust the importance of living an environmentally friendly life.

not with toni @ 12/09/2013 at 1:24 pm

*the rich&famous people

WOWS premiere*

✧ Amna AL-Thani ✧ ‏@ActuallyAmna
@jerrrylewis and the jokes are really new, tbh most people didn’t even know leo hasn’t won an oscar, where did these jokes come from?
✧ Amna AL-Thani ✧ ‏@ActuallyAmna
@jerrrylewis like few years ago there weren’t any of them
andrea ‏@jerrrylewis
@ActuallyAmna ever since leo became an “internet meme” (esp strutting leo) it’s become rly popular to make fun of him. he’s an easy laugh :/
andrea ‏@jerrrylewis
@ActuallyAmna which is sad bc you know deep down that’s the **** he wanted to avoid post-titanic/why he markets himself as a srs man/actor
✧ Amna AL-Thani ✧ ‏@ActuallyAmna
@jerrrylewis poor leo, our poor baby… this award season will kill us.

@Zzzzzz: Do you know what would make an even bigger impact and bring more attention to fuel efficient cars? Maybe teaming up with Ford or Toyota for a campaign. I bet that would help a little more in the sales of these cars than putting together another team, putting out more cars to pollute while racing around. JMO. His latest projects ( Fisher Karma, Tag Heuer and this ) are a little elitist. What`s next? Fuel efficient yachts in Cannes or eco-friendly fly boards?

@also…:
just give him a break already damn. he still has done a lot more for the environment than most have despite his questionable actions.

@ @also: And I never doubted that. Not once. Yet I have an opinion and maybe you should give me a break already. I`m entitled to express what I think. Thanks.

@HAHA12:

It looks like his friend Bert Hedaya is also an investor. That must be why there were so many pics of them in NYC over the summer.

@also…:
but you people rip him apart for absolutely everything he does. whats the point of following a man’s life if he disappoints you so much?

@Twitter:
I am glad there are other Leo fans that are sad about this awards season atleast besides me :x

what’s the point of following these threads if jj posters disappoint you so much?

@ @also…: In your eye it`s `ripping him apart` and in mine it`s having an opinion. And that`s all I`m gonna say about this because we have had this conversation so many times before.

@also…: LOL! I agree with you! He would get a heck of a lot more attention if he got together with a company that dealt with the masses and not just the elite. I mentioned NASCAR because that is for the masses. I think a lot of people have a preconceived view of electric cars. If they see them racing and looking ‘cool’ it might get them more interested in them and demand more choices from the auto makers (maybe?!). re Tag: He’s been with them for awhile, it’s not something new. I have a Tag – a nice watch that is more affordable than a Rolex and not as gaudy!

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