Alguersuari misses London on health grounds
23 June 2015 – Jaime Alguersuari has explained the reason for his absence from this weekend's London ePrix, after Virgin Racing announced earlier on Tuesday that Fabio Leimer would partner Sam Bird at the team.
Alguersuari revealed in a statement that he fainted following the most recent ePrix in Moscow and the FIA temporarily suspended his licence as a result.
While adamant that he is now in good health, Alguersuari said that he will miss the upcoming round in order to conduct thorough research into his issues.
"On June 6, after the Moscow ePrix I suffered a faint as a result of dehydration and extreme exhaustion during the race," Alguersuari said in a statement.
"As a consequence of this faint, I had some medical tests done, with successful results, and at the moment my licence 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."