Maserati dominates Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia

Maserati dominates Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia


This week, the Formula E teams were in Valencia for pre-season testing, a month before the first Grand Prix of the 9th season scheduled for Mexico on January 14. And it was the new Maserati (ex-Venturi) team, powered by DS, which set the best time with its German driver Maximilian Günther at the wheel, in 1’25″127. His teammate, Edoardo Mortara, finished the best, in 9th place (1’25″534), but the DS engine was also aa with the DS Penske team of Stoffel Vandoorne (second in 1’25″236) and Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne (3rd in 1’25″248).

This ninth FE season marks the arrival of a new, more powerful generation of car (350 kW or 470 hp), where teams still have to work to increase capacity and reliability before mid-January.

Specification of measurements:
1. Maximilian Gunther (Maserati): 1’25″127
2. Stoffel Vandoorne (DS Penske): 1’25″236
3. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Penske): 1’25″248
4. Jake Hughes (McLaren): 1’25″284
5. Oliver Rowland (Mahindra): 1’25″317
6. Sam Bird (Jaguar): 1’25″388
7. Norman Nato (Nissan): 1’25″417
8. Rene Rast (McLaren): 1’25″470
9. Edoardo Mortara (Maserati): 1’25″534
10. Robin Frijns (Abt): 1’25″597
11: Nick Cassidy (View): 1’25″878
12. Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche): 1’25″893
13. Jake Dennis (Andretti): 1’25″922
14. Dan Ticktum (NIO 333): 1’25″966
15. Lucas di Grassi (Mahindra): 1’25″978
16. André Lotterer (Andretti): 1’26″050
17. Sebastien Buemi (View): 1’26″066
18. Mitch Evans (Jaguar): 1’26″074
19. Nico Muller (Abt): 1’26″170
20. Antonio Felix da Costa (Porsche): 1’26″376
21. Sacha Fenestraz (Nissan): 1’26″490
22. Sergio Sette Camara (NIO 333): 1’26″593