Formula E championship pre-season testing concludes in Valencia

By | October 6, 2017

NIO Formula E Team driver Oliver Turvey rounded off the week of official FIA Formula E Championship pre-season testing in Valencia by finishing top of the timesheet for two of the three days. The opener is in Hong Kong in December.

Following his performance on day one, Turvey posted a time of 1m21.822s, followed by Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt with 1m21.946s, while Dragon Racing driver Jerome D’Ambrosio enjoyed some time at the top for the first time this week. Both DS Virgin Racing drivers Alex Lynn and Sam Bird had a strong morning, leading the way together before Turvey took the top spot.

The morning session ended with a total of two red flags for both Venturi Formula E Team driver Edoardo Mortara, who stopped on track, and TECHEETAH’s Jean-Eric Vergne after making contact with a barrier. Late in the afternoon, TECHEETAH’s Andre Lotterer raised another red flag after a spin at Turn 5.

The teams and drivers will undoubtedly spend the coming weeks analysing the data gathered over this busy Valencia testing week before they hit the track in earnest in Hong Kong for the double-header season-opener on 2-3 December.

Combined classification – Day 4 – Valencia Pre-Season Test

1    16 Oliver Turvey NIO Formula E Team 1:21.822
2    66 Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 1:21.946
3    25 Jean-Eric Vergne TECHEETAH 1:22.078
4    19 Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing 1:22.120
5    9 Sebastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 1:22.247
6    7 Jerome D’Ambrosio Dragon Racing 1:22.252
7    36 Alex Lynn DS Virgin Racing 1:22.267
8    1 Lucas Di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 1:22.328
9    8 Nicolas Prost Renault e.Dams 1:22.383
10  20 Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1:22.432
11  2 Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 1:22.457
12  68 Luca Filippi NIO Formula E Team 1:22.487
13  3 Nelson Piquet Jr. Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1:22.645
14  28 Antonio Felix Da Costa Andretti Formula E 1:22.979
15  6 Neel Jani Dragon Racing 1:23.102
16  23 Daniel Juncadella Mahindra Racing 1:23.564
17  4 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Formula E Team 1:23.619
18  27 Tom Blomqvist Andretti Formula E 1:23.692
19  5 Maro Engel Venturi Formula E Team 1:24.100
20  18 Andre Lotterer TECHEETAH 1:24.172.

eom/FIA press release