Formula E couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful location for pre-season testing at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. All three test days saw sunny weather and great opportunities for the newly-branded MS&AD Andretti team to test their new ATEC-003 Formula E car.
Testing kicked-off on Monday with veteran Antonio Felix da Costa behind the wheel of the No. 28 MS&AD Andretti car and test-driver Alexander Sims piloting the No. 27 entry. Both drivers got to work immediately, excited to test the updates made to the Andretti Formula E entries.
Fellow BMW Works driver Tom Blomqvist joined the action on Tuesday, getting a chance at driving the car for the first time with other drivers on track. He impressed in his official Formula E debut, finding himself in the top 10 of Tuesday’s afternoon session, coming in 10th on the time-sheet.
After a break on Wednesday to work on the cars and conduct pre-season media activities, Blomqvist and da Costa completed testing activities on Thursday, taking advantage of the final opportunity to run the cars before the season opener in Hong Kong.
The FIA Formula E championship will begin the season with Rounds 1&2 in Hong Kong on December 2 and 3. Follow along all season long on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @MSADAndrettiFE.