Former Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi topped the timesheet on the second day of pre-season testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Renault e.dams driver was less than a tenth quicker in comparison to Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist.
Oliver Turvey, fastest on the opening day, was ranked third slightly behind DS Virgin’s Sam Bird. Buemi’s team mate Nico Prost was ranked fifth, putting his Renault e.dams in front of Audi Abt rivals Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt – who were second and third in the afternoon session.
Former Formula 1 driver Ryo Haryanto drove it’s first public laps in the single seater. The Indonesian driver got behind the wheel of the organisation’s Spark-Renault SRT_01E to receive a first taste of Formula E.
The course was modified in comparison to the first day as the drivers were forced to navigate between a second chicane. It added three seconds to their best times. However, it didn’t prevent drivers from crashing. Turvey and Venturi’s James Rossiter collided with the chicane. Another red flag was shown after Jean-Eric Vergne had spun at turn five.
Combined classification – Day 2 – Valencia Pre-Season Test
1 Sebastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 1:21.890
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing 1:21.934
3 Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 1:21.950
4 Oliver Turvey NIO Formula E Team 1:22.135
5 Nicolas Prost Renault e.Dams 1:22.173
6 Lucas Di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 1:22.215
7 Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 1:22.256
8 Jerome D’Ambrosio Dragon Racing 1:22.422
9 Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1:22.455
10 Nelson Piquet Jr. Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1:22.476
11 Jean Eric Vergne TECHEETAH 1:22.525
12 Luca Filippi NIO Formula E Team 1:22.649
13 Alex Lynn DS Virgin Racing 1:22.990
14 Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 1:23.065
15 Tom Blomqvist Andretti Formula E 1:23.195
16 Andre Lotterer TECHEETAH 1:23.312
17 Alexander Sims Andretti Formula E 1:23.321
18 Neel Jani Dragon Racing 1:23.654
19 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Formula E Team 1:24.176
20 James Rossiter Venturi Formula E Team 1:25.439
21 Michael Benyahia Venturi Formula E Team 1:26.122