The first day of the tests of the Formula E in Donington


After the numbers test held during the last few weeks
in Calafat, Guadix and other tracks in the south of Europe, Formula E has lived his
first day of official test
. Donington Park has opened its doors to the
ten teams that will take part of the ‘Season Three’ category electrical.
With three days of testing in the path of the british, the first day has served
as a contact for the pilots and new equipment, so that the
conclusions are practically nil. In any case, the current champion Sébastien Buemi
he set the fastest time with the Renault Z. E 16 to stop the clock in 1:30.143

The first two testing sessions at Donington Park have been
played with strong gusts of wind, but with a favorable meteorology. This
fact has facilitated the work of the drivers and teams that have had one hour
initial on-track for check the correct operation of the cars and
a second session of five hours. In the initial training the fastest
been Jerome D’ambrosio with a modest time of 1:34, which does no more than
indicate that this time has been used as a sort of shakedown for
starting work in the afternoon with a good walk.

In spite of this, this session has been very good to the
drivers and teams that made their debut this year
in the contest, although all of them have
enjoyed different test private. Be that as it may, Jaguar Racing has
completed his first kilometres with the rest of the teams
counting on this
first day of testing with Adam Carroll and Alex Lynn, two of the four
pilots will be evaluated in this test on the new Jaguar R-Type 1. Also
have been the first in society Penske 701-EV Faraday
Future Dragon Racing and team Techeetah
, the team that will compete with mechanical


In any case, the work has been intensified during the afternoon session, and this has led to times much faster, as the 1:30.143 marked by Sébastien Buemi on his penultimate lap. Behind the swiss has positioned itself Nick Heidfeld with the single-seater of Mahindra and Lucas di Grassi with the car of ABT Schaeffler. In the end, all of them are the usual suspects after be proper names of the second season of the Formula E, in the same way that Sam Bird is also a candidate to have great prominence in the ‘Season Three’.

The first debutante in the table of times has been Alex Lynn with the I-Type 1, closely followed by Felix Rosenqvist, who in just a few days has passed to be an official driver for Mercedes in the DTM and Mahindra in the category electric. Good paper also Adam Carroll with Jaguar and one of the stars of the championship. Jose Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez has brought it to the DS Virgin to the tenth position after marking a time to 1.5 seconds from the reference record. Discreet start in the side bet of Andretti and Venturi, with some technical problems on both computers.

Times the first day of the tests Formula E at Donington

Position Pilot Car Difference
1 Sebastien Buemi Renault e.Dams Renault Z. E 16 1:30.143
2nd Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing Mahindra M3 Electro +0.751
3rd Lucas Di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi ABT Schaeffler FE02 +0.804
4th Sam Bird DS Virgin DSV-02 +0.849
5th Jerome D’ambrosio Faraday Future Dragon Penske 701-EV +1.060
6th Alex Lynn Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type 1 +1.266
7th Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing Mahindra M3 Electro +1.420
8th Daniel Abt ABT Schaeffler Audi ABT Schaeffler FE02 +1.569
9th Adam Carroll Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type 1 +1.574
10th José Mária López DS Virgin DSV-02 +1.590