Circuit Ricardo Tormo will again host Formula E’s testing days sooner than the 2019/20 season
Since the closing bustle of the 2018/19 season in July, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has been busily working in the serve of the scenes to put together for the following campaign in the all-electrical racing sequence. Sooner than the 2019/20 season opener in Saudi Arabia on November 22, groups and drivers are heading to Valencia, Spain to buy portion in legitimate pre-season testing on the Ricardo Tormo circuit. The three days of testing taking place this week between October 15 and October 18 must give a signal of who can obtain an early advantage in the upcoming season.
The utilize of the same layout as in earlier years, testing will happen each day with the exception of Thursday, October 17. Day to day will be broken into two lessons, with a morning race taking reveal from 09: 00 – 12: 00 and a day session between 14: 00 – 17: 00.
The entry checklist for testing involves 12 groups, that intention a picture 24 autos and drivers will hit the computer screen in the Mediterranean port city. The checklist incorporates a combine of up-and-coming abilities and a few effectively-known faces. While 5 of the groups encourage the same driver line up for pre-season testing as for the earlier season – particularly Envision Virgin Racing (Chook and Frijns), Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler (Abt and Di Grassi), Mahindra Racing (D’Ambrosio and Wehrlein), Venturi Racing (Massa and Mortara) and Nissan e.dams (Buemi and Rowland) – the leisure of the groups will on the least alternate one driver of its parings.
Reigning FIA Formula E Champion Jean-Eric Vergne will yet again compete for championship successful team DS Techeetah and power in Valencia alongside his new team mate Antonio Felix Da Costa. At Panasonic Jaguar Racing Mitch Evans neutral neutral as of late dedicated to his fourth season with the British team. He’ll be joined by Formula E rookie James Calado in Valencia. After each accomplished their 2018/19 rookie season successfully, Alexander Sims change into as soon as retained and Maximilian Günther signed up by German team BMW i Andretti Motorsport. NIO 333 pair British and Chinese drivers Oliver Turvey and Ma Qinghua for the Valencian test.
American squad Geox Dragon will head to Spain with a fully new line-up. Double FIA WEC World Champion and dilapidated Formula One driver, Brendon Hartley, who prepares to create his all-electrical debut, is joined by Swiss driver Nico Müller.
Newcomers Porsche and Mercedes Benz EQ obtain each opted for a blend of abilities from Formula E and a quantity of high-degree bustle sequence in their driver line-ups, respectively pairing Andre Lotterer with Neel Jani and Stoffel Vandoorne with Nyck de Vries.
The Valencia test days will be a significant portion of the groups’ development sooner than what’s sure to be one other vastly aggressive season. Day-to-day test stories will be printed on fia.com.