Katherine Legge has been announced as the first female driver to secure a drive in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship after penning a deal with the rebranded Amlin Aguri team.

Formerly known as Super Aguri, a title sponsorship deal with insurance provider Amlin has seen a change in the name for the team for the inaugural 2014/15 season, which is best known for competing in Formula 1 between 2006 and 2008.

Legge comes on board with a wealth of experience competing in various disciplines, including the Champ Car World Series, the IndyCar Series, DTM and, most recently, the American Le Mans Series/United SportsCar Championship, and is looking forward to getting involved.

"For me this is a really exciting opportunity. 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 Aguri team principal Mark Preston, meanwhile, is excited to be welcoming both Legge and Amlin on board.

"Amlin's corporate expertise and our racing experience makes for a potent combination. 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."



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