Nathanael Berthon has been signed by Team Aguri for Formula E’s second season.
The appointment, announced today by the team, has been widely expected for some weeks. The Frenchman will line up alongside season one race winner Antonio Felix da Costa, who has been retained by the team for a second campaign.
Team Aguri is one of only two teams running with season one technology in 2015-16 and is hoping that familiarity with the technology and strong reliability will give it a head start to in the second season. Berthon’s signing means that all seats are now filled for the 2015-16 Formula E championship.
“I am really looking forward to racing with Team Aguri in the second season of Formula E,” Berthon said in the official team statement. “For me, it is a fantastic new challenge and I think we can look forward to a very good season with the proven package that Aguri has worked on improving during the off-season. The attitude and mentality of the outfit very much matches mine, and this was clear from the very start. Formula E is all about being a complete driver and tests you technically – that really appeals to me, because with my experience in many disciplines I have a lot to call upon when it comes to strategies and efficiency.”
“Nathanael is an exciting new driver in Formula E who impressed us in preseason testing and has already begun to work closely with the team in preparation for the first races,” said Mark Preston, team principal. “It’s going to be a strong partnership that will be crucial in delivering a fast and reliable package at the first races in Asia and throughout the season. His experience across several categories will come in very useful in Formula E.”