A few days after the announcement of Venturi parting ways with Jacques Villeneuve, who already has a confirmed replacement in the name of Mike Conway, another driver leaves the FIA Formula E championship, this time being Nathanaël Berthon.
Team Aguri announced that Berthon is leaving the team after only three races in the 2015/2016 season, in which Berthon achieved an eighth place as his highest finish position. After that, he had two uninspiring performances, staying in 15th and 14th at Putrajaya and Punta del Este. It isn't certain what will the Frenchman do in the 2016 season, but Motorsport.com speculates that he may come back to the Le Mans Prototypes, as he comes from ups and downs in his full season with Murphy Prototypes in the LMP2 class.
To Team Aguri, a vacant seat was left with only two weeks to the next race of the electric championship, the Buenos Aires ePrix in Argentina, and although a decision about the second driver is expected to be made this week, there isn't a sure shot of who will take the seat. Speculation suggests that Salvador Durán, who replaced Katherine Legge in the same Aguri squad last season may be a frontrunner for the second Aguri seat.
While Berthon is leaving Formula E at the moment, he wants to be back to the championship at least at the Paris ePrix, on April 23rd, and he expects to achieve a good result in his potential comeback.
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