Maximilian Günther led the final day of Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia, setting the fastest time of testing with a 1:11.760.
The German BMW Andretti driver narrowly ended the test on top, eclipsing Alexander Lynn’s fastest time from Sunday as the entire field was separated by just 7 tenths of a second after a 6 hour session in which the drivers completed a total of 1,828 laps.
Sérgio Sette Câmara secured his best time of the pre-season test with an impressive time of 1:11.796, less than a tenth behind Günther. Sette Câmara’s teammate Nico Muller managed to end the session third fastest with a 1:11.810, ending a promising day for the Dragon/Penske Autosport team.
Reigning champion António Félix da Costa closed today’s running with the fourth fastest time for Techeetah; the first time throughout all three days in Valencia that the Portuguese driver’s laptimes left him outside the top three, highlighting the DS Techeetah team’s consistent pace in all conditions.
Mitch Evans ended the session in 5th, after a challenging pre-season test for Jaguar. Pascal Wehrlein was 6th for Porsche, ahead of British driver Oliver Rowland in the Nissan.
Jean-Eric Vergne was 8th fastest in the second Techeetah, closely followed by Oliver Turvey in the much improved NIO 333. Norman Nato was 10th fastest for Venturi, with BMW Andretti’s Jake Dennis on the 11th position, Nato’s more experienced Venturi teammate Edoardo Mortara ended the session less than a tenth behind in 12th.
Nick Cassidy completed the session in 13th fastest for Virgin Racing, followed by Sébastien Buemi, who was able to take his Nissan to 14th.
Mahindra drivers Alexander Sims and Alexander Lynn,finished in 15th and 16th respectively, with Andre Lotterer in the second Porsche car narrowly beating out Stoffel Vandoorne’s Mercedes to 17th position.
Robin Frijns placed the second Virgin racing car in 19th fastest ahead of Rene Rast in 20th for the Audi team, who recently announced their departure from Formula E at the end of the season.
Nick De Vries was 21st for Mercedes, putting together his best lap time on the last day of pre-season testing, although this was only after he received a penalty for exceeding track limits, along with Evans and Rowland.
Tom Blomqvist was 22nd fastest for NIO 333, whilst Sam Bird bought his first pre-season test with Jaguar to an unspectacular close with 23rd, ahead only of Lucas Di Grassi’s Audi.
Formula E will next be in action for the first two rounds of season seven, the Santiago E-Prix, on the 16th and 17th of February 2021.