Nathanael Berthon gets final Formula E seat
That seat at Team Aguri - an offshoot of the former Super Aguri F1 team - will now be filled by one Nathanaël Berthon. The 26-year-old French pilot has been working his way up the ranks of single-seaters, competing since 2008 in series like Formula Renault, Formula 3 and GP2. His career thus far has been somewhat unremarkable, though he has won a handful of races here and there – albeit not a title to his name at this point. Still, he'll be a welcome addition to a diverse field of experienced and up-and-coming drivers.
Berthon previously tested the e-racer for Aguri at Donington Park. He's now been awarded the race seat at the same team, driving alongside Antonio Felix da Costa of Portugal - winner of the F3 Macau Grand Prix and last year's Buenos Aires ePrix, among others.
The 2015-16 Formula E Championship kicks off this coming weekend in Beijing before embarking on a tour around the world to spread the gospel of electric racing. There Berthon will have to tangle with an array of former F1 drivers – including former F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve and defending FE champ Nelson Piquet – as the series charges towards its second season.
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