Berthon completes Team Aguri line-up in Formula E

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Nathanael Berthon will make his Formula E debut next weekend in Beijing after being announced as Team Aguri’s second driver on Thursday.

Berthon is a GP2 race winner and has taken part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, but looked set to turn his attention to Formula E after a successful test with Team Aguri at Donington Park in August.

The Frenchman has now been confirmed as Aguri’s second driver for season two, joining ePrix winner Antonio Felix da Costa for the new campaign.

“I am really looking forward to racing with Team Aguri in the second season of Formula E,” Berthon said. “I am really thankful to Aguri [Suzuki], Mark [Preston] and the whole team to have given me the chance to show what I could bring to the team at Donington Park during testing last month.

“For me, it is a good 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 Team Aguri 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. This 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.”

Following Aguri’s confirmation of Berthon, the grid for the second Formula E season is now complete.

2015-2016 Formula E season entry list

NEXTEV TCR
1. Nelson Piquet
88. Oliver Turvey

DS Virgin Racing
2. Sam Bird
25. Jean-Eric Vergne

Venturi
4. Stephane Sarrazin
12. Jacques Villeneuve

Dragon Racing
6. Loic Duval
7. Jerome d’Ambrosio

Renault e.dams
8. Nicolas Prost
9. Sebastien Buemi

Trulli
10. Vitantonio Liuzzi
18. Salvador Duran

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
11. Lucas di Grassi
66. Daniel Abt

Mahindra Racing
21. Bruno Senna
23. Nick Heidfeld

Amlin Andretti
27. Robin Frijns
28. Simona de Silvestro

Team Aguri
55. Antonio Felix da Costa
77. Nathanael Berthon