Vergne smashed the record for a Formula E in Donington


At record pace. So you are carrying out the official test
pre-season Formula E at Donington Park. The progression of the cars
electric is more than evident in relation to the test a year ago and each day
on the track almost draws a new record to beat
in the path of the british. If yesterday
it was six thousandths of a record that I already had, today has not failed and
Jean-Eric Vergne has once again lowered the track record to 1:29.196
the wheel of his Renault Z. E. 16 of the team Techeetah.

The second day of tests Formula E this week, fifth, if we look at the aggregate of the pre-season has started with excellent conditions, which has resulted in a great job on the track. During the morning session, almost all the riders have completed more than 20 laps and also in competitive times. Sébastien Buemi left his mark with his best time in 1:29.496 that served to close the morning at Donington. The current champion of the contest exceeded by more than six tenths of José María ‘Pechito’ López and Nico Prost. Fourth, for his part was Sam Bird.

After the lunch break, the pace was still higher although the number of turns of the pilots looked sensibly reduced. That was not an impediment in any case for that Jean-Eric Vergne stop the clock in 1:29.196 in its spin number 16, setting a new track record for a Formula E at Donington Park after down on the record we had from last week. A time that, in addition to being the fastest of the day puts the cars electrical at the disposal of ‘fight’ in terms of fastest lap with more and more vehicles on this track.


Be that as it may, and returning to the development of the test, Sebastien Buemi
he finished second to two-tenths of Vergne
, improving on something more than a
tenth your record of the morning. Third party for its part was Lucas Di
Grassi with the ABT Schaeffler Audi, showing that the quickly view today
at Donington Park is not just a matter of the cars of Renault, but
also the German band can match. In the end, Vergne,
Buemi and Di Grassi have been shot in three tenths
and all of them have done so
below the record high of the previous track.

A step
behind has been Nico Prosto with its 1:29.7
marked during the session
that evening, while the top five of the fifth day of testing
Formula E has closed Daniel Abt, exceeding that yes, for 41
thousandths of Nick Heidfeld. Behind the German has been located Joseph
Mary ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Sam Bird
, peers in DS Virgin and have
let the curious note of the day as they have been the only two
pilots among the first fifteen classified that have not improved their
times of the morning in the evening session.

Times fifth day of the tests Formula E at Donington

Position Pilot Car Difference
1 Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah Renault Z. E 16 1:29.196
2nd Sebastien Buemi Renault e.Dams Renault Z. E 16 +0.174
3rd Lucas Di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi ABT Schaeffler FE02 +0.322
4th Nico Prost Renault e.Dams Renault Z. E 16 +0.526
5th Daniel Abt ABT Schaeffler Audi ABT Schaeffler FE02 +0.843
6th Nick Heidfeld Mahindra M3 Electro Mahindra M3 Electro +0.884
7th José María López DS Virgin DSV-02 +0.930
8th Sam Bird DS Virgin DSV-02 +1.086
9th Oliver Turvey NextEV Nio NextEV TCR Formula 002 +1.116
10th LoÏc Duval Faraday Future Dragon Penske 701-EV +1.192