Buemi leads the way as Formula E testing starts

Sebastien Buemi has established the fastest lap on day one of Formula E pre-season testing at Donington

Sebastien Buemi has established the fastest lap on day one of Formula E pre-season testing at Donington

Sebastien Buemi has led the new-look field on the first day of the 2016/2017 pre-season Formula E test at Donington.

Buemi, the reigning champion, recorded 1:30.14s, .2 off the lap record at the former F1 Grand Prix track.

The Renault e.dams driver shaded Mahindra’s Nick Heidfeld who set a 1:30.89s best while Buemi’s previous season combatant, Lucas di Grassi, was third best.

The session saw the running of the new Jaguar team for the first time.

Williams F1 development driver Alex Lynn commandeered one of Jaguars to the sixth best time in 1:31.40s.

The second Jaguar I-Type 1 completed the opening day in ninth with Adam Carroll at the wheel.

It was an otherwise promising start to Jaguar’s return to motor racing after a 12-year absence following its withdrawal from Formula 1 at the end of 2004 after a forlorn five year grand prix campaign.


RESULT: Formula E test day 1

1

Sebastien Buemi

Renault e.dams

1:30.14s

2

Nick Heidfeld

Mahindra

1:30.89

3

Lucas di Grassi

Abt Audi Sport

1:30.94

4

Sam Bird

DS Virgin Racing

1:30.99

5

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Dragon Racing

1:31.20

6

Alex Lynn

Jaguar

1:31.40

7

Felix Rosenqvist

Mahindra

1:31.56

8

Daniel Abt

Abt Audi Sport

1:31.71

9

Adam Carroll

Jaguar

1:31.71

10

Jose Maria Lopez

DS Virgin Racing

1:31.73

11

Nicolas Prost

Renault e.dams

1:32.30

12

Loic Duval

Dragon Racing

1:33.06

13

Robin Frijns

Andretti

1:33.06

14

Ma Qing Hua

Techeetah

1:33.14

15

Antonio Felix  da Costa

Andretti

1:33.25

16

Nelson Piquet Jr

NextEV

1:33.28

17

Stephane Sarrazin

Venturi

1:33.28

18

Maro Engel

Venturi

1:34.12

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