Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy continued preparation for the upcoming Formula E season with a second full day of testing in Valencia, which included a simulated race.
The race, which was won by defending champion Nyck de Vries, was more a way for the series to experiment adding time to races affected by safety cars.
Unfortunately, Evans’ Jaguar failed to get off the line in a similar scenario to what unfolded in last season’s championship finale.
Evans’ teammate Sam Bird also suffered the same fate. Jaguar team boss James Barclay told The Race the issue was down to leaving “soft limits” on the powertrains, which triggered a system reset.
The race itself was meaningless, and several teams opted to withdraw to save the car before the finish.
Regular open testing was held across the morning and afternoon, with the day’s quickest times coming in the latter.
The morning session was topped by Antonio Felix da Costa, with Cassidy only 0.007s slower in P2.
Stoffel Vandoorne’s afternoon lap was over seven-tenths quicker than da Costa’s morning banker. The Mercedes driver finished the day with the overall best time.
Evans was sixth in the afternoon and on combined time. Cassidy was 15th.
A total of 1756 laps were completed by everyone during the day. Only a sole red flag disrupted proceedings.
There is no testing tomorrow, but teams and drivers return to action on Friday (NZT).