NIO Formula E Team driver Oliver Turvey was fastest on the third and final day of official pre-season testing in Valencia.

Turvey was also the quickest driver on the first day, before the extra chicane was added to the track. On Thursday he recorded a lap of 1m21.822s, which was a tenth quicker than Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt, while Dragon Racing driver Jerome D’Ambrosio topped the afternoon session. His time was good enough for sixth overall.

The morning session was red flagged twice. First incident was caused by Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara who stopped on the track while Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne made contact with the barrier. In the late afternoon Andre Lotterer raised another red flag when he spun with his Venturi. The organisation decided to expand the series with five minutes in order to allow drivers to set another quick lap.

Combined classification – Day 4 – Valencia Pre-Season Test
1    Oliver Turvey, NIO Formula E Team, 1:21.822
2    Daniel Abt, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, 1:21.946
3    Jean-Eric Vergne, TECHEETAH, 1:22.078 
4    Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, 1:22.120
5    Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.Dams, 1:22.247
6    Jerome D’Ambrosio, Dragon Racing, 1:22.252 
7    Alex Lynn, DS Virgin Racing, 1:22.267
8    Lucas Di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, 1:22.328
9    Nicolas Prost, Renault e.Dams, 1:22.383
10   Mitch Evans, Panasonic Jaguar Racing, 1:22.432
11  Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing, 1:22.457
12  Luca Filippi, NIO Formula E Team, 1:22.487
13  Nelson Piquet Jr., Panasonic Jaguar Racing, 1:22.645
14  Antonio Felix Da Costa, Andretti Formula E, 1:22.979
15  Neel Jani, Dragon Racing, 1:23.102
16  Daniel Juncadella, Mahindra Racing, 1:23.564
17  Edoardo Mortara, Venturi Formula E Team, 1:23.619
18  Tom Blomqvist, Andretti Formula E, 1:23.692
19  Maro Engel, Venturi Formula E Team, 1:24.100
20  Andre Lotterer, TECHEETAH, 1:24.172

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