Buemi sweeps final day of Formula E pre-season

Reigning champion Sebastien Buemi ended the final day of Formula E pre-season test on top, further lowering the category's lap record at Donington Park.

Buemi sweeps final day of Formula E pre-season
Nelson Piquet Jr., NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Daniel Abt, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Nicolas Prost, Renault e.Dams
Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing
Maro Engel, Venturi
Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Andretti Formula E Team, goes wide
Stéphane Sarrazin, Venturi
Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing
Sébastien Buemi, Renault e.Dams with Allan McNish
Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Dragon Racing

The Swiss driver's time of 1m28.910s, set in the morning session, was 0.286s quicker than Jean-Eric Vergne's time from Tuesday - which had then stood as the record.

Meanwhile, Vergne himself bettered his prior record time to go 0.087s quicker in the Techeetah, his best Wednesday time likewise set in the morning session.

Both drivers though were unable to improve on their times in the afternoon session but remained first and second overall, with Nicolas Prost ending up third with a time of 1m29.205s.

Behind the top three, DS Virgin's Sam Bird was a further 0.077s from Prost, with Dragon's Loic Duval slotting in fifth.

Abt's Schaeffler Audi Sport's Daniel Abt was sixth, having set his best time in the morning session, ahead of Dragon's Jerome d'Ambrosio.

DS Virgin's Jose Maria Lopez was eighth overall, with a late crash for Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport's Lucas di Grassi meaning the Brazilian was unable to improve on his time, ending the day ninth.

Ma Qing Hua completed the top 10 in a highly competitive sessions, which saw several lead change throughout the day.

Three drivers were hit with a 30-minute penalty during the afternoon session. Vergne and Ma were penalised for hitting bollards, while Lopez was handed a penalty for overtaking under red flags.

Day 6 test times:

 PosDriver CarMorningAfternoon 
 Sebastien Buemi Renault 1'28.910 1'29.002
 Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah 1'29.109 1'29.296
 Nicolas Prost Renault 1'29.656 1'29.205
 Sam Bird DS Virgin 1'29.508 1'29.282
 Loic Duval Dragon 1'29.703 1'29.395
 Daniel Abt Abt Schaeffler 1'29.422 1'32.058
 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon 1'29.701 1'29.429
 Jose Maria Lopez DS Virgin 1'32.851 1'29.488
 Lucas di Grassi Abt Schaeffler 1'31.897 1'29.511
10   Ma Qing Hua Techeetah 1'29.726 1'29.649
11   Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra 1'29.713 1'29.740
12   Oliver Turvey NEXTEV 1'32.356 1'29.717
13   Nick Heidfeld Mahindra 1'32.227 1'29.884
14   Robin Frijns Andretti 1'32.524 1'29.981
15   Mitch Evans Jaguar 1'30.599 1'30.061
16   Antonio Felix da Costa Andretti 1'30.253 1'30.085
17   Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 1'30.951 1'30.121
18   Nelson Piquet Jr NEXTEV 1'30.660 1'30.250
19   Adam Carroll Jaguar 1'30.896 1'30.279
20   Maro Engel Venturi 1'30.650 1'30.355
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