Several Formula One teams continue to operate their Gen 2 cars in the last weeks, before the manufacturers’ final test on Oct. 1.
Sebastien Buemi recently tested for NISMO while Mitch Evans for the Panasonic Jaguar Racing, with the two teams dividing track time in Calafat. NIO was also in action on the Spanish circuit, with Luca Filippi behind the wheel.
“I think all teams are finding a decent challenge in the new car, especially as the new generation and with the need to simulate a timed race instead of just one lap,” Evans told E-racing365.
Dragon Racing was another one they tested on the track this week but should switch their development program to Varano, Italy’s favorite test site. José María López and Maximilian Guenther are available for the team.
Mahindra continued to conduct post-homologation racing simulators with their M5Electro and recently tested with Pipo Derani. The Brazilian believes to have impressed the team in his first race in a Formula E car.
BMW also completed tests, but at its Miramas facility in France, with responsibility shared between António Félix da Costa and Bruno Spengler.
The nine registered manufacturers must complete their 15 days of allowed testing, by the deadline of October 1. Audi and Venturi – packages suppliers for Virgin Racing and HWA customers – will be allowed another seven days.