In addition to housing individual teams, Donington Park will be hosting all official Formula E pre-season test days.
Construction work on the new Formula E headquarters at Donington Park is nearing completion with the finishing touches being put in place before the arrival of all the teams early next month.
Offices in the team buildings are currently being fitted and furnished, with work benches being assembled in plenty of time before the delivery of the first 10 Formula E cars on May 15.
Work began on the 44,000 ft² bespoke premises earlier this year and will not only offer state-of-the-art facilities for each of the teams but provide offices, stores and workshops for Formula E’s own operational staff – totalling more than 150 people.
The new site, located in Donington’s Western Paddock, just 100 metres from the circuit itself at the Melbourne Hairpin entry, will also comply with the “Very Good” BREEAM sustainable construction standards and with the UK Government’s Low Carbon Economy and the National Planning Policy Framework requirements. This will ensure teams benefit from high environmental standards, effective energy management systems and the reduction of carbon emissions wherever possible – in-line with Formula E’s sustainability ethos.
In addition to housing individual teams, Donington Park will be hosting all official Formula E pre-season test days. Beginning on July 3, the teams will be given five full test days with every one open to the public free of charge, allowing fans who pre-register via the Donington Park website unprecedented access to see and hear the 200kw (270bhp) Spark-Renault SRT_01E single-seaters in action.
The remaining tests at the Leicestershire circuit will take place on July 4, 9 and 10 with the final session on August 19 – three weeks before the season opener in Beijing on September 13. Teams will also have two in-season and two post-season test days with private testing strictly prohibited.