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FE - Vergne fastest on penultimate day of testing

Lap times continue to tumble on second day of the final test at Donington Park
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Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH) made it two days in a row as the fastest driver at the final pre-season test at Donington Park. In the process, Vergne, along with Sebastien Buemi (Renault e.Dams), broke the unofficial lap record around the Donington Park GP circuit on three separate occasions and finished the day clocking a 1:29.196s. 

Although Vergne didn’t have it all his own way, as he lost his rear wing following an incident in the morning session. The weather was much more favourable at Donington to the teams and drivers today as the sun was out for the duration of the day.

The returning teams’ champion, Renault e.Dams, along with 2016/17 season newcomers, Jaguar Racing, had an impressive day with both Buemi and Nico Prost (Renault e.Dams) sitting at the top of the timesheets at the end of the morning session. While Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) topped the session for the majority of the afternoon. The same can’t be said for Andretti driver Robin Frijns, who caused multiple red flags due to electrical issues.

The final day of pre-season testing starts tomorrow morning at 9am (BST). Follow all the action on

Formula E collective test session - Donington Park (Day 5)

  1. Jean-Eric Vergne, TECHEETAH, 1:29.196s
  2. Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.Dams, 1:29.370s
  3. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, 1:29.518s
  4. Nico Prost, Renault e.Dams, 1:29.722s
  5. Daniel Abt, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, 1:30.039s
  6. Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing, 1:30.080s
  7. Jose Maria Lopez, DS Virgin Racing, 1:30.126s
  8. Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing, 1:30.282s
  9. Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV NIO, 1:30.312s
  10. Loic Duval, Faraday Future Dragon Racing, 1:30.388s
  11. Nelson Piquet Jr, NEXTEV NIO, 1:30.422s
  12. Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, 1:30.438s
  13. Antonio Felix da Costa, Andretti Formula E, 1:30.536s
  14. Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing, 1:30.582s
  15. Robin Frijns, Andretti Formula E, 1:30.648s
  16. Stephane Sarrazin, Venturi, 1:30.671s
  17. Adam Carroll, Jaguar Racing, 1:30.874s
  18. Maro Engel, Venturi, 1:31.168s
  19. Ma Qing Hua, TECHEETAH, 1:31.309s
  20. Jerome D’Ambrosio, Faraday Future Dragon Racing, 1:32.369s