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, â€śGiven 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 stoneâ€™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 â€“ another significant milestone for the championship â€“ and we hope by opening up all test days to the public, fans will be able to share this with us.â€ť
Christopher Tate, Managing Director of Donington Park Racing Ltd, added, â€śAlejandro Agagâ€™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 canâ€™t wait for that first July test day.â€ť
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