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Formula E - Buemi tops second day of testing in Valencia

03.10.17

Renault e.dams driver tops both sessions at Spanish circuit

The penultimate day of the official pre-season test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia saw former FIA Formula E Champion and Renault e.dams driver, Sebastien Buemi climb to the top of the timesheet with a time of 1m21.890s. 

The addition of a second chicane on the approach to the start/finish line gave drivers the chance to set new times on the modified course, adding three seconds to the best time from the previous day.

Two red flags were raised after NIO Formula E Team driver Oliver Turvey - yesterday’s fastest driver - and Venturi Formula E Team driver James Rossiter collided with the chicane on their approach to the start/finish line. Another red flag was raised after Jean-Eric Vergne spun onto the gravel at turn five, just metres from his spin the previous day.

Both Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler drivers Lucas Di Grassi and Daniel Abt had a strong afternoon session, finishing second and third with times of 1m22.215s and 1m22.398s respectively.

Combined classification - Day 2 - Valencia Pre-Season Test

1   9 Sebastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 1:21.890
2   19 Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing 1:21.934
3   2 Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 1:21.950
4   16 Oliver Turvey NIO Formula E Team 1:22.135
5   8 Nicolas Prost Renault e.Dams 1:22.173
6   1 Lucas Di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 1:22.215
7   66 Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 1:22.256
8   7 Jerome D'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 1:22.422
9   20 Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1:22.455
10  3 Nelson Piquet Jr. Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1:22.476
11  25 Jean Eric Vergne TECHEETAH 1:22.525
12  68 Luca Filippi NIO Formula E Team 1:22.649 
13  36 Alex Lynn DS Virgin Racing 1:22.990
14  23 Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 1:23.065
15  27 Tom Blomqvist Andretti Formula E 1:23.195
16  18 Andre Lotterer TECHEETAH 1:23.312
17  28 Alexander Sims Andretti Formula E 1:23.321
18  6 Neel Jani Dragon Racing 1:23.654
19  4 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Formula E Team 1:24.176
20  5 James Rossiter Venturi Formula E Team 1:25.439
21  104 Michael Benyahia Venturi Formula E Team 1:26.122