Team Trulli face uncertain future

The future of the Trulli Formula E team is in doubt after it missed its second successive race in the 2015/16 season at Saturday's Putrajaya ePrix in Malaysia.

Trulli's Motomatica JT-01s car failed to pass the additional safety checks all new cars have to undergo following homologation.

In the season-opener in Beijing last month, the Trulli car didn't participate after a problem with customs delayed their arrival at the track.

The Formula E championship has a variety of potential penalties for any team that misses two races for whatever reason, with dismissal the at the most severe end of the scale.

According to Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, an update from the Trulli team is expected before the next race in Uruguay on December 19.

"We are at the moment discussing with them the situation," he told Autosport.

"I think obviously the situation will change. We have to see exactly how, but when you develop new technology there are always risks involved.

"We have seen a very successful diversity of powertrains fighting in the championship, but one has not achieved the safety standards needed for this kind of powertrain, or the technical standard.

"We have to see how we now manage that situation.

"I think the end of the sequence of events will be a strong boost for the championship."