Team Aguri have confirmed that the London ePrix will be their last race after they agreed the sale of the team.
The Japanese squad confirmed in April that they were in discussions with investors, and that founder Aguri Suzuki would be departing.
The future of fellow Team Principal Mark Preston is unknown, but commenting on the announcement he said, “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.”
“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.”
Team Owner Marc Faggionato also commented: “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.”
It’s been a disappointing season for Team Aguri after a strong start in the series. Their highlight undoubtedly came in Buenos Aires ePrix in series one, when Antonio Felix da Costa took victory.
It would be their only podium in the series however, and after being forced to revert to the season one drivetrain for the 2015/16 season, their pace suffered. They only achieved four points finishes this season, amid a number of driver changes.
It was believed that they were going to use the Renault powertrain for next season, but whether the new owners will stick with it is unknown.