Daniel Abt closes Formula E test on top

Daniel Abt

Daniel Abt

Former GP3 Series runner-up Daniel Abt completed the final day of the opening Formula E pre-season test at Donington on top.

Rain-marred the end to the 2016/2017 full field test with Abt setting a session best of 1:30.07s.

The Abt Audi Sport driver was .2s quicker than ex-F1 driver Nick Heidfeld in his Mahindra.

Jean-Eric Vergne remained a key player in the tests, claiming third best, albeit well shy of his record 1:29.6s effort on day 2 of the test.

Ex-Erebus V8 Supercar runner Maro Engel saw a much improved showing from Venturi to finish eighth on combined times after the team had a troubled test run.

Nico Prost (Renault e-dams) and Lucas di Grassi (Abt Audi Sport) were fourth and fifth fastest with Jerome D’Ambrosio (Faraday Future Dragon) and Antonio Felix da Costa (Andretti) sixth and seventh.

Adam Carroll and Harry Tincknell took charge of the Jaguar running with the pair finishing 13th and 17th respectively in the I-Type 1 machines.

A second three-day test is scheduled for Donington from September 5-7 ahead of the opening round for the new season on the streets of Hong Kong on October 9.

Result: FIA Formula E Pre-Season Test final day

1

Daniel Abt            

Abt Audi Sport       

1:30.07s

2

Nick Heidfeld         

Mahindra             

1:30.09

+0.02

3

Jean-Eric Vergne      

Techeetah            

1:30.23

+0.16

4

Nicolas Prost         

Renault e.dams       

1:30.23

+0.16

5

Lucas di Grassi       

Abt Audi Sport       

1:30.25

+0.17

6

Jerome d’Ambrosio     

Faraday Future Dragon

1:30.55

+0.48

7

Antonio Felix da Costa

Andretti             

1:30.76

+0.69

8

Maro Engel            

Venturi              

1:31.09

+1.02

9

Sebastien Buemi       

Renault e.dams       

1:31.14

+1.07

10

Sam Bird              

DS Virgin            

1:31.17

+1.10

11

Stephane Sarrazin     

Venturi              

1:31.22

+1.14

12

Jose Maria Lopez      

DS Virgin            

1:31.44

+1.37

13

Adam Carroll          

Jaguar               

1:31.72

+1.64

14

Felix Rosenqvist      

Mahindra             

1:32.71

+2.63

15

Ma Qing Hua           

Techeetah            

1:32.83

+2.76

16

Dean Stoneman         

NextEV               

1:33.38

+3.31

17

Harry Tincknell       

Jaguar               

1:33.92

+3.85

18

Robin Frijns          

Andretti             

1:39.06

+8.99

19

Loic Duval            

Faraday Future Dragon

1:43.99

+13.91

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