Former F1 driver Sebastien Buemi has established himself as a threat early on in the FIA Formula E series after putting his name at or near the top of the Donington Park scoring pylons after all five Formula E tests this summer.
The Swiss e.dams-Renault driver lapped the circuit in 1:31.792 during the series’ final day of testing on Tuesday, his teammate Nicolas Prost just three-tenths of a second behind him in second.
The top 10 of the 20 cars during Tuesday’s test were all covered by less than a second.
"We’re really happy with today, especially being the last test before Beijing," Buemi told FIAFormulaE.com. "We still have a few issues with the car which we need to work on and also to better understand the limits of the car.
"Overall we’re feeling good for the first race but we’ll have to wait and see, a lot of teams are also looking quick."
Chinese racer Ho-Pin Tung stepped into an FIA Formula E car for China Racing for the first time on Tuesday, shortly thereafter to be confirmed as one of the team’s drivers for the inaugural FIA Formula E series, along with Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr.
Tung was the first ever driver to test a Formula One car whereas Piquet, son of a three-time Formula One world champion, currently leads the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship.
Nineteen of the 20 drivers for the 2014-2015 season have now been confirmed:
H-Pin Tung sits in his China Racing FIA Formula E sanctioned car during Tuesday’s test session at Donington Park.
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