Formula E has completed two full event simulations ahead of the all-electric championships’s first race on September 13th 2014 in Beijing.
The trial events, held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, gave the ten participating teams a chance to test all four of their cars according to the race day schedule.
The teams and drivers had the opportunity to simulate the unique car change pitstops and a full standing start.
Accreditation procedures, operational and IT infrastructures and even television broadcasts were also meticulously tested.
Organisers admitted to experiencing problems during the process, however, overall the events were considered to be a success.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “Putting on a major sporting event in the heart of cities around the world is a massive undertaking and requires careful preparation. We want the Formula E Beijing ePrix to a fantastic spectacle, which is why we’re leaving nothing to chance by rigorously testing all the systems beforehand. Overall we’re very pleased with how things went.”
There will be one final Formula E pre-season test at Donington Park on August 19th 2014. You can register to watch the event here.
Below is a video containing coverage of the first two simulations:
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