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Former F1 Team Super Aguri Joins Formula E

Former Formula One team Super Aguri is the latest bunch to join the newly-founded Formula E Championship. Led by former F1 driver Aguri Suzuki, Super Aguri is the sixth team to sign an agreement with the new series, which is scheduled to debut next year.
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"Today is a new chapter for the Super Aguri name and I'm proud that our team will represent Japan in the inaugural Formula E series," said Aguri Suzuki, executive chairman of Super Aguri Formula E. "Zero emissions racing is a progressive concept for the motorsport industry, and after more than 40 years as both a driver and team owner, I see Formula E as a great stride towards the future.”

"We're very pleased to have Super Aguri join the FIA Formula E Championship and to be welcoming yet another high profile name onto the grid. Japan has a long and celebrated motorsport heritage, as well as one of the most prominent and largest car industries in the world, so it's a real honor to have a Japanese team and we hope this will lead to interest from manufacturers and possibly even a Formula E race there in the future,” added Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings.

Super Aguri competed in Formula One from 2006 through 2008, scoring only four points our of 39 starts. Their vehicles were powered by Honda engines, while the driver lineup consisted of Takuma Sato, Yuji Ide, Franck Montagny, Sakon Yamamoto and Anthony Davidson.

Aguri Suzuki’s team is the sixth to join the Formula E series, following Drayson Racing, China Racing, Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing and e.dams.
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