The FIA has announced the team roster for the second season of the Formula E championship ahead of pre-season testing in August.
As expected, the same ten teams that took part in the 2014-2015 season are signed up for 2015-2016.
Also as expected, there are a couple of subtle name changes following the signing of new partnership agreements and the end of others.
As announced over the London ePrix weekend, Virgin Racing will now be known as DS Virgin Racing after announcing a partnership with French firm DS Automobiles.
Audi Sport ABT will now be known as ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport after signing an agreement with German technology firm Schaeffler.
Finally, Amlin Aguri has been listed on the entry list as “Team Aguri”. According to a report from motorsport.com last week, insurance firm Amlin and the Aguri team went to court ahead of the London ePrix regarding a possible split, which now appears to have occurred.
When asked for comment by MotorSportsTalk about the case, Amlin Aguri team principal Mark Preston refused to comment.
However, MotorSportsTalk understands that Amlin is poised to switch to another team for season two, although this is not reflected in the entry list.
Otherwise, the status quo remains on the entry list. Here are the teams that will be racing in season two of the FIA Formula E championship.
2015-2016 FIA Formula E season entry list
ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Andretti Formula E Team
DS Virgin Racing
Trulli Formula E
Venturi Formula E
“After our successful inaugural season, it’s very positive for the championship to have ten teams registering for season two, several of which have backing from leading manufacturers,” series CEO Alejandro Agag said.
“This clearly shows the strength of the series and we’re already looking forward to getting preparations for next season underway.”
Testing for the second FIA Formula E season is set to take place at Donington Park in England next month ahead of the first race in September.