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HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Hangin' With ... Formula E Team Venturi Grand Prix Head Of Commercial Jim Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 14

JIM WRIGHT is the head of commercial of Formula E team Venturi Grand Prix. Wright is a motorsports veteran. Before joining the Monaco-based team, he worked for a number of F1 teams including Williams, Toro Rosso and Virgin Racing. He talked to SBD Global about the inaugural Formula E season, chall...

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