28 Jul 16

Formula E releases dates for pre-season testing

The new-look fully-electric Formula E cars will take to the track for pre-season testing ahead of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship at Donington Park next month.

The 10 teams, with the new addition of Jaguar and Techeetah, have six days of official testing to prepare their challengers for the opening round of the third season of the world’s first fully-electric racing series in Hong Kong on October 9.

All manufacturers are also entitled to an additional 15 days of private testing which expires on July 31. The first official collective test gets underway on August 23, with two days open to members of the public free of charge - August 24 & 25.

To attend, fans can get a free Eticket by registering here.

Tuesday, August 23
Morning session: 11:00 - 12:00
Afternoon session: 13:00 - 18:00

Wednesday, August 24 - (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Morning session: 09:00 - 12:00
Pitlane walk: 13:15 - 13:45
Afternoon session: 14:00 - 17:00

Thursday, August 25 - (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Morning session: 09:00 - 12:00
Pitlane walk: 13:15 - 13:45
Afternoon session: 14:00 - 17:00

Please note: Free Etickets offer general admission access to Donington Park from 09:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:00). There will be a limited number of grandstand seats available on a first-come-first-served basis. All tickets are subject to availability.

Fans will also have the opportunity to get up-close to the Formula E cars, as well as meet their favourite drivers, with access to the pitlane and autograph signing sessions during the lunch break. Wristbands are priced at £5 per person and can be purchased from the Donington Park ticket booths on the day.

In addition to the on-track action, all ticket holders will receive 50% off entry to the Donington Park Collections Museum (offer applies to Formula E test days only).

The second test is scheduled for September 5-7, with further details to be released shortly.

All test days are open to media. To apply for media accreditation visit - http://www.donington-park.co.uk/contact/media-accreditation/