Berthon completes season two Formula E line-up


Nathanael Berthon has become the final driver to be confirmed to race in season two of the FIA Formula E Championship after securing the second seat at Team Aguri alongside Antonio Felix da Costa.

Twenty-six-year-old Frenchman Berthon is a veteran of 84 GP2 Series races having made his debut there in 2012 after two years in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, and has also competed in the European Le Mans Championship and in the past two 24 Hours of Le Mans with Murphy Prototypes.

Berthon was one of a number of drivers to test with Team Aguri during the testing days at Donington Park earlier this year, and impressed the team sufficiently to beat his rivals to the drive.

“I am really looking forward to racing with Team Aguri in the second season of Formula E,” insisted Berthon.

“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.

“I am really thankful to Aguri [Suzuki], Mark [Preston] and the whole team for giving me the chance to show what I could bring to the team at Donington Park during testing last month. 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.”