Former F1 team Super Aguri born again to compete in Formula E 1 November, 2013 Super Aguri F1 Team in 2007 Japanese ex Formula 1 driver and team owner Aguri Suzuki has revived the Super Aguri name to compete in the new Formula E electric series next year. Tokyo-based Super Aguri Formula E will be the sixth of 10 teams on the grid when the FIA-sanctioned single-seater championship starts in Beijing next September. Former Super Aguri F1 technical director Mark Preston will be team principal. Other ex-Formula One drivers, including four time World Champion Alain Prost as well as ex-McLaren racer Michael Andretti are also associated with teams in the series. “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,” Suzuki said in a statement on Friday. “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.” Suzuki spent eight seasons as a Formula 1 driver between 1988 and 1995. He was team owner of now-defunct Super Aguri F1 which competed with Honda backing from 2006 until they folded in 2008. “It’s a real honour 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,” said Alejandro Agag, chief executive of promoters Formula E Holdings. (Reuters) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsVettel makes fun of cheesy Formula EIs Formula E a serious threat to Formula 1?Ecclestone predicts that Formula E will make a few quid then collapseRed Bull not ruling out Formula E entryVettel: I’m old fashioned and I don’t like Formula-E at all, I think it’s not the futureFormula 1 to stay loud and proud as green silent series loomsNew Formula E series attracts major corporate sponsors ZombieJebus Shame. I used to have fond memories of them. Now they’re tainted with this joke of a series that I swear I won’t give one second of my time. The Pessimist Formula E is for the deaf,now that Super Aguri have confirmed participation is HRT next?