Tag Archive: Donington Park

Dec 03

Jack in the Box: No substitute for driving talent

Jack Nicholls reflects on the performance of the season one tech so far

Jack Nicholls reflects on the performance of the season one tech so farIt was my pleasure to commentate on 36 hours of pre-season testing at Donington Park in the summer of 2015. At times, there wasn’t much going on at all, and the biggest talking point was the amount of running each team was able to complete over the course of the three weeks.

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Nov 04

‘Boxing clever

Nicki Shields looks at the different gearing solutions the Formula E teams have introduced for season two

Nicki Shields looks at the different gearing solutions the Formula E teams have introduced for season twoThe Beijing opener saw the first glimpse of what impact the new rule changes will have on the championship. For those of you late to the party, one of the major changes allows teams to modify the powertrain from the battery backwards, including the motor, gearbox, inverter and rear suspension.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Buemi: “We are ready for a good fight”

Renault e.dams driver looking to go one better this season

Renault e.dams driver looking to go one better this seasonNarrowly missing out on the championship by one point is all in the past for Sebastien Buemi, this season he’s looking to go one better with the re-branded Renault e.dams team. We caught up with him to find out his thoughts before the opening round in Beijing… Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Robin Frijns to race for Andretti

Dutch driver completes Andretti pairing

Dutch driver completes Andretti pairingRobin Frijns has been confirmed as team-mate to Simona de Silvestro at Andretti for the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Donington Park to host 2016 BTCC season launch

It will be the fourth consecutive year in which the Leicestershire circuit has hosted the annual event

BTCC 2015 - cars The 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will kick off with its Season Launch event at Donington Park on 22nd March. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Webster and Lloyd close season with Academy’s first GT4 victory at Donington

2015-09-13-Sunday-0019A charging second stint from Daniel Lloyd helped the Aston Martin he shares with Chris Webster score Academy Motorsport’s first Avon Tyres British GT Championship victory of the season at Donington Park earlier today after hunting down the sister V8 Vantage of Will Moore and Dennis Strandberg.

Sep 02

Robin Frijns: “I really want to drive”

Dutch ace discusses testing and upcoming season

Dutch ace discusses testing and upcoming seasonIt was a contrasting two days of testing at Donington Park for Robin Frijns. The Dutchman didn’t manage any running on the penultimate day with the Andretti team but covered 37 laps following the switch to the season one powertrain for the final test day.

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Aug 26

Prost fastest as testing concludes

Renault e.dams back on top as Andretti and Trulli hit the track

Renault e.dams back on top as Andretti and Trulli hit the trackPre-season testing at Donington Park concluded with Nico Prost returning Renault e.dams to the top of the times. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Bird sets the pace as final testing resumes

DS Virgin breaks Renault e.dams and ABT Schaeffler monopoly on testing top spot

DS Virgin breaks Renault e.dams and ABT Schaeffler monopoly on testing top spotSam Bird set the pace during a cold, wet and windy day of testing at Donington Park. On the penultimate day of running before the cars are packed up and freighted to the Beijing ePrix, the DS Virgin driver became the first man not from Renault e.dams or ABT Schaeffler to record the fastest time at the conclusion of an official pre-season test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

De Silvestro: “Reliability problems are fixable but it will take time”

New Andretti driver talks about the lack of running in testing

New Andretti driver talks about the lack of running in testingIt hasn’t been the ideal start to the season for Simona de Silvestro with reliability problems hampering the team’s progress in pre-season testing at Donington Park. But the newly-signed Andretti driver, sponsored by Amlin, believes the issues will be resolved in time… Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Di Grassi lowers Donington lap record

Abt Schaeffler top the times once more

Abt Schaeffler top the times once moreLucas di Grassi became the first driver to record a time in the 1:29s on day four of pre-season testing at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Abt smashes lap record

Abt Schaeffler first team to break 1:31s barrier at Donington

Abt Schaeffler first team to break 1:31s barrier at DoningtonDaniel Abt set a new Formula E lap record as testing resumed at Donington Park. The Abt Schaeffler driver used the full 200kw qualifying mode to record a lap of 1:30.250, comfortably quicker than Sebastien Buemi’s previous best of 1:31.050s, set on the final day of last week’s test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

“I enjoyed it” – Tom Dillmann

GP2 race winner gets full day’s running for Team Aguri

GP2 race winner gets full day’s running for Team AguriIt wasn’t just the new season two technology that was being put through its paces at Donington Park this week as there were also some new drivers having their first taste of Formula E machinery too. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Entry list for second day of pre-season testing

See the driver list for the second day of testing at Donington Park

FIA Formula E Championship logo Following the opening day of pre-season testing for the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship, teams have announced their drivers for day two at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Guide to Donington Park testing

All you need to know for next week’s free test sessions

All you need to know for next week's free test sessionsThousands of you have already registered for free tickets to attend Formula E’s forthcoming official pre-season test days at Donington Park Racing Circuit in Leicestershire. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Fans to have free admission to Formula E pre-season testing

But hurry as places are limited

Donington Park to host all six test days in AugustFormula E has announced that all six pre-season test days will once again be held at Donington Park with free admission to members of the public. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Q&A with Pedro de la Rosa

Read the Spaniard’s thoughts on driving the Formula E car

Read the Spaniard's thoughts on driving the Formula E carPedro de la Rosa got his first taste of Formula E action at Donington Park yesterday with Team Aguri. The 44 year-old former Arrows, Jaguar and McLaren F1 driver spoke about his first impressions of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Update on Kieran Clarke’s condition

Englishman’s life no longer in jeopardy as recovery continues at home

Kieran Clarke suffered a track day accident at Donington Park in late May and is now at home recovering from his injuries. The Nottingham based racer had scored his first World Supersport Championship point of the season the weekend before at the same track in the UK round of the series. He is now facing a period of recovery and sends this personal message to the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda team followers. Clarke will be replaced at Misano by the 20-year-old, World Supersport debutant Kevin Manfredi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Sykes does the Donington double, Sofuoglu wins again in WSS

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row

WSBK - Sykes does the Donington Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins record in the series.

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May 23

Sofuoglu stamps his authority in UK World Supersport qualifying

Wildcard Ryde and Cluzel complete the front row for the sixth race of the year.

WSBK - Kenan Sofuoglu Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) continued his dominance at Donington Park this weekend in the sole qualifying session ahead of tomorrow’s 20-lap World Supersport race.

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