The Super Aguri Formula E Team has acquired insurance company Amlin as its main sponsor and contracted Katherine Legge as one of its drivers. The team has been renamed as Amlin Aguri Formula E Team. This has been revealed on their official website.
Legge is an experienced racer who has proved her prowess on both sides of the Atlantic and becomes the first confirmed female driver to compete in the fully electric FIA Formula E Championship as she joins Amlin Aguri for the inaugural 2014/15 season.
“For me this is a really exciting opportunity”, says Legge. “The car is fantastic, it looks amazing and it will be very quick. Racing through the streets of the world’s leading cities will be an incredible experience and I think it’s a great chance to bring racing to the people. We will be driving in their cities on their streets.”
“Amlin’s corporate expertise and our racing experience makes for a potent combination”, finds Team Principal Mark Preston. “Formula E will be a very exciting and demanding championship and I think it brings an interesting new dimension to the sport. This is as much about strategy as it is about driving fast – it’s playing chess at 220 km/h.”
“At first glance insurance and high performance electric motorsport might seem an unusual combination, but look closer and there’s real continuity at work”, sponsor Amlin states. “Like all performance racing, Formula E is driven by innovative and informed risk taking based on the accurate analysis of data – exactly like our day-to-day insurance work. Although the context is somewhat different, our concerns are surprisingly similar.”
So far 11 drivers have been confirmed. Find the updated teams & drivers list here.