The celebration of the first tests of the car of the second generation of Formula E has left mixed reactions. However, the first few kilometers of Spark SRT05e have left very good feelings at a competitive level, but have also sparked some controversy for the pilots who are carrying out these tests. In fact, several teams and drivers of the Formula E have expressed some concern because the development testing of the car of the season 2018-19 are conducting pilots that are associated to Audi or Porsche, two of the firms that will have a presence at the show from the ‘Season Five’.
During the first test of the Spark SRT05e have been put to their controls Frédéric Makowiecki, pilot, Porsche factory GT, as well as Benoît Tréluyer and Adrien Tambay, pilot, and former pilot factory of Audi. This has led to certain suspicions as there are competitors who believe that Porsche and Audi have been able to collect any type of advantage and knowledge accumulated from these tests, by Frédéric Makowiecki made act of presence on these tests at the request of Michelin. In fact, the driver of Porsche has collaborated with the signing of tires French for a decade.
beyond the identity of the test riders, the Spark SRT05e has been born with good foot. In fact, other rumors suggest that the car has already lapped faster to equal the power of the car today. With only a handful of test days in Spain and France, the new prototype has shown its benefits, up to the point of lowering time of the car current rolling with a powertrain of Mahindra with 200 kW of power. The tests have been carried out in the Circuit Ecuyers, in Monteblanco, and in Guadix, scenarios where it Spark already had the previous references.