It has been yet another manic and exhausting day in the Valencian heat, with a full day of testing plus the simulation race to trial the race format being squeezed into Wednesday’s schedule. Attack Mode had its first trial with the season five grid and a departure at Nissan lead to a surprise arrival. This testing day even had a driver smash the unofficial test record – a 1:16:977! Read on for all the top stories from today’s testing.
His name has been linked with the F1 Toro Rosso seat, as well as various Formula E drives, however ex-F1 driver and former DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein was confirmed to be joining the Mahindra Racing line up for season five of Formula E yesterday.
His partnership with Formula E veteran Jérôme D’Ambrosio has impressed many and it’s hoped that the new duo can continue the impressive form the team has managed over the past four seasons with three wins to their name.
However, speaking to katyfairman.com, the Formula E debutant revealed that part of the influence of singing with Mahindra was because he could participate in another motorsport series in addition to his Formula E drive.
Despite teams having previously trialed their new Gen2 machinery in private tests since the season four finale in New York, today marks the start of the official pre-season test for the FIA Formula E Championship.
With all 22 drivers taking to the track for the first time since the launch of the second generation Formula E car, there is a lot to be learnt from the three-day test that takes place this week.