Mexican driver replaces Katherine Legge in Uruguay
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 9 2014) – Salvador Duran joins the Amlin Aguri Formula E Team line-up for the first South American race in Punta del Este.
The Mexican driver will replace Katherine Legge and race alongside team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa. Duran has previously competed in the A1GP Series, World Series by Renault 3.5 and British F3.
Salvador Duran said: “I’m delighted with the opportunity to join the Amlin Aguri team and am very grateful to embark on this new venture with an exciting new team in a brand new sport. This innovative championship signals a new era for motorsport and I’m looking forward to getting involved. I have been following the team and the championship closely and I can see that this car reacts differently which is a fantastic challenge. I am a big fan of both clean energy and this new electric technology and I believe innovation from this series will help develop transport solutions that will make a big difference to the lives of people right across Latin America and the world.”
He added: “Aguri Suzuki, Mark Preston and the whole Amlin Aguri team have made me feel really welcome so far as a new member of the team. I’m also looking forward to driving with Antonio Felix da Costa, he is very competitive and an excellent driver.”
Aguri Suzuki, Executive Chairman said: “Salvador is an experienced and talented driver and we’re pleased to have him on the team now that we are moving to the Americas. Salvador has shown his speed in previous one-make series like Formula Renault 3.5 and A1GP so his knowledge will push the team further.”
Mark Preston, Amlin Aguri Team Principal said: “Salvador knows what it takes to succeed in a onemake championship and for Amlin Aguri that was a key factor in our decision to bring him in once we knew Katherine would be tied-up elsewhere. Having Salvador together with Antonio shows that we continue to have a strong driver line-up.”
The third Formula E race takes place on December 13 on a specially designed street circuit which runs along the beach front of Punta del Este, Uruguay.