24 drivers to catch to the track around Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Safe 100 days on from the end of the 2019/20 ABB FIA System E Championship in Berlin, drivers and teams are preparing to near encourage to the track this weekend for the noteworthy 2020/21 pre-season take a look at around Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Three days of testing are on the agenda between 28 November and 1 December, divided into five separate intervals. Each and each Saturday, 28 November and Sunday, 29 November will comprise of a 3-hour morning session (09: 00 – 12: 00) and three-hour afternoon session (14: 00 – 17: 00), adopted by six hours of uninterrupted working between 09: 00 and 15: 00 on Tuesday, 1 December. Monday, 30 November has been home apart for off-track activities.
All 24 entrants are because of catch to the circuit in Spain, headed by defending champion António Félix da Costa for DS Techeetah, alongside personnel-mate and two-time title-winner Jean-Éric Vergne, with the Chinese language outfit one of 5 teams within the sector to retain an unchanged driver line-up.
Similarly sustaining the assign quo for these three days of testing in Valencia are Nissan e.dams (the assign Sébastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland pair up for a third consecutive marketing campaign), Mercedes-Benz EQ (2019/20 runner-up Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler (worn champion Lucas Di Grassi and René Rast, who contested the 2d half of of closing season for the squad) and GEOX Dragon (Nico Müller and Sérgio Sette Câmara, who joined the personnel for Berlin within the course of the summer).
In varied locations, there might possibly be a whole host of familiar faces in novel locations. Sam Bird – who received closing season’s curtain-raiser in Saudi Arabia – has departed Envision Virgin Racing after six years to affix Mitch Evans at Panasonic Jaguar Racing, while worn System 1 driver Pascal Wehrlein returns to the championship for the first time since Morocco encourage in February. The German teams up with countryman and multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winner André Lotterer at Porsche.
Alex Lynn remains with Mahindra Racing, having joined the personnel in Berlin and completed closing season with a trio of top ten finishes, and he’s going to be partnered by namesake and compatriot Alexander Sims. NIO has a in an identical vogue all-British line-up, with the incumbent Oliver Turvey home to speed alongside Tom Blomqvist, who contested the closing two rounds of 2019/20 for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
Many eyes, at closing, might possibly be on the three newcomers within the sector in Valencia. Cut Cassidy replaces Bird alongside Robin Frijns at Envision Virgin Racing, after riding for the personnel within the 2020 Rookie Test in Marrakesh; Jake Dennis joins Maximilian Günther at BMW i Andretti Motorsport in situation of Mahindra recruit Sims; and Norman Nato enters the fray with ROKiT Venturi Racing, the assign he’s going to associate Edoardo Mortara.
As competitors finalise their preparations for what appears sure to be any other fiercely-contested System E marketing campaign, the first one as a World Championship, the Valencia take a look at promises to offer the first watch of the early pecking declare within the all-electric racing collection. On a standard foundation reports might possibly be printed on fia.com.