2014 FIA Formula E Championship pre-season tests at Donington Park circuit invites visitors
FIA Formula E Championship has announced free admission to fans for official pre-season tests at Donington Park circuit. Beginning July 3, 10 Formula E teams will be part of 5 full test days and fans who pre-register via the Donington Park website will have free access to watch the 200kw (270bhp) Spark-Renault SRT_01E single-seaters come to life.
Further tests at Leicestershire circuit are scheduled on July 4, 9 and 10 with the final session on August 19. FIA Formula E Championship’s 1st ever race is scheduled in Beijing on September 13. 2 in-season and 2 post-season test days are part of the season with private testing strictly prohibited.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said, “Given all 10 Formula E teams will shortly be based at Donington Park, using the circuit for all official pre-season tests was the natural choice. Donington Park has excellent facilities and with the teams located just a stone’s throw from the circuit it means we save on both costs and logistic emissions. It will be fascinating to see all cars running together for the first time – another significant milestone for the championship – and we hope by opening up all test days to the public, fans will be able to share this with us.”
Christopher Tate, Managing Director of Donington Park Racing Ltd, added, “Alejandro Agag’s vision is about to become an on-track reality, as the FIA Formula E race teams from around the world prepare to move into the hi-tech centre we have built for them here, and then to drive out onto this famous circuit. We are privileged to be able to offer Formula E a suitable combination of fabled motorsport history, an excellent test track, and a global centre of excellence for the new technology. And now the general public will be able to watch it all, from the stands and from trackside. We really can’t wait for that first July test day.”
FIA Formula E Championship – Official pre-season test days:
1. July 3 2014 – Donington Park, UK
2. July 4 2014 – Donington Park, UK
3. July 9 2014 – Donington Park, UK
4. July 10 2014 – Donington Park, UK
5. August 19 2014 – Donington Park, UK