Fabio Leimer will replace Jaime Alguersuari at Virgin Racing during the final two rounds of the FIA Formula E Championship that’s being held this weekend in London’s Battersea Park. Alguersuari’s license got temporary suspended after he suffered a faint in Moscow.
Alguersuari explained the difficult situation on his Facebook page:
“On June 6th, after the Moscow ePrix I suffered a faint as a result of dehydration and extreme exhaustion during the race.
“As a consequence of this faint I had some medical tests done, with successful results, and at the moment my license is temporarily suspended until the FIA makes sure that I’m fully able to carry on with my sporting career.
“My health is safe and I’m in shape, and I’m absolutely convinced I can compete this weekend, but for security reasons we need to delve into medical research. For this reason, together with Virgin Racing, the FIA and the doctors we’ve decided not to take part in the London ePrix this weekend.
“It’s a shame because it will be the last ePrix of the season and I wanted to race in front of our fans, but we must be respectful with the FIA’s procedures.
“I want to wish all the luck to my team Virgin Racing in the last ePrix of the 2014/15 Formula E season.”