The team formerly known as Amlin Aguri and, for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship known simply as Team Aguri, will be no more after this weekend’s Formula E season finale at Battersea Park in London.
The team has confirmed a sale of its license to new investors, and so London this weekend will be the sign off for the team created by Aguri Suzuki and Mark Preston.
Team Aguri won in the first season of the series with Antonio Felix da Costa but has a slightly more difficult second season, with several different drivers and doing upgrades from the Season One powertrain rather than going for a fully new chassis/powertrain combination.
“I am proud to say that Team Aguri can be considered true pioneers in the development of electric vehicles, pioneering new technologies and showcasing them to the world,” Preston said in a team release.
“While this is the final chapter in Team Aguri’s history in the FIA Formula E Championship, this also represents the start of something new, with the sale of the team to new investors. As such, this will be the final race for Team Aguri and I would like to thank all involved for their hard work and dedication over the past two seasons.”
Added Marc Faggionato, Team Aguri Owner: “Team Aguri has established a reputation as an outfit known for its technological excellence, dedication to innovation and has become a firm fan favourite”.
“I would like to thank all involved, from our staff, to our partners and our fans – all of whom have been integral to our successes. I wish our staff and the new owners the very best of luck for the future.”