"I am very excited to have re-signed for Team Aguri. This is a very ambitious team with some of the best engineering and technical knowledge in Formula E, and I look forward to being part of an already successful season. I’m particularly looking forward to my home race in Mexico in March. The atmosphere will be amazing and I can’t wait to put on a good show for all my compatriots."
Salvador Duran is a Mexican driver who has enjoyed single-seater success on both sides of the Atlantic and is a former winner of the prestigious Daytona 24 Hours.
Duran raced for Amlin Aguri in the inaugural season of Formula E and switched to the Trulli team for the start of the 2015-2016 campaign. Unfortunately, the team missed the first two races of the championship and subsequently withdrew from the series. He has now re-joined with Team Aguri to partner Antonio Felix da Costa.
The Mexican driver started his professional career in 2002 racing in the Formula Renault Monza series for a season before entering the Formula Dodge National series in 2003 where he finished second in the championship securing two wins. The following year he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 where he ended the season with 115 points and three podium finishes.
In 2005, Duran represented Team Mexico in A1GP securing a double victory at the US round of the championship held at Laguna Seca and three more podium finishes. If winning races in one category wasn’t enough for Duran, he consistently won that season in a successful push at the British Formula 3 title. He clinched the title with nine wins and 300 points.
Duran moved to Formula Renault 3.5 in 2007 alongside his continuing commitments in A1GP. It was also in 2007 when Duran scored the most high-profile victory of his career to date when he won the Daytona 24 Hours with Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Pruett for Chip Ganassi Racing.
He continued in Formula Renault 3.5 for 2008 where he finished ninth in the championship and enjoyed victory in Monaco. After just a handful of Formula Renault 3.5 outings in 2009 and 2010, Duran returned to his home country where he raced in NASCAR Mexico until 2012.