Vergne ends Day 2 Fastest

Vergne

Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer completed a Techeetah 1-2 on Valencia, as the first simulated race with the Gen2 cars occurred.

There was a race demo that started the afternoon session which included the first trial of Formula E’s new attack mode that will feature for the first time during races in season five.

After the race simulation, there was a half-hour session of green-flag running once the cars had charged up again.

The techeetah drivers ended that session fastest with Vergne setting a 1:17:342, one-tenth quicker than his teammate Andre Lotterer. Sebastien Buemi finished the session third fastest in his Nissan e.Dams.

BMW secured fourth and fifth with Antonio Felix da Costa ahead of Alexander Sims, ahead of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler duo of Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in sixth and seventh.

Felipe Massa secured an eighth-place finish with a time of 1:18.050s, while Sam Bird and Mitch Evans rounded out the top ten.

Da Costa continued BMW’s strong start to the 2018/19 Formula E pre-season test as the series’ as the Portuguese driver ended the first session fastest with the fastest time we have seen in testing.

Da Costa became the first driver to lap under the 1m17s mark as he posted a new unofficial lap record at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo on a 1m16.977s in BMW’s new Gen2 car to finish four tenths clear of reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the morning session.

 

 

 

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