FIA Formula E Makes All Pre-Season Test Days Free Admission

With all of the teams and the majority of races now confirmed for its second annual season, the FIA Formula E race season will soon begin its six days of official pre-season testing at the Donington Park Race track in Leicestershire, England.

Want to see what Formula E is about? Donington Park will have free entry this August to the Formula E pre-season test days.

Want to see what Formula E is about? Donington Park will have free entry this August to the Formula E pre-season test days.

As well as giving the teams and drivers a chance to put their new cars through their paces ahead of the first race in Beijing, China on October 17th, the ten pre-season test days will also be offering the chance for eager fans to experience the joy of all-electric motor sport completely free.

Announced today, FIA Formula E has confirmed that it will be offering members of the public free access to witness pre-season Formula E testing at the iconic British circuit.

The test days — due to take place on 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 of August — won’t give fans quite the same thrill as they might get watching a Formula E race, but they will give fans the opportunity to see and hear what it’s like to be close to a Formula E race car.

While the actual test days themselves are free to enter, those wishing to attend are asked to register their attendance on the FIA Formula E website ahead of the day. While the tickets are free, they will also be required to gain entry to the race track.

For those interested, the FIA will also be offering pit walks every day at a total cost of £5 ($7.80) for interested fans. Children under the age of five will be able to take part in the pit walk for free.

Things won't be as exciting as a real race -- but they'll give you plenty of fun nonetheless

Things won’t be as exciting as a real race — but they’ll give you plenty of fun nonetheless

Anyone in attendance for the test days will also be offered a fifty percent discount off entry to the Donington Park Museum for the day they visit the race track, while every attendee will find themselves added into a prize draw to win signed Formula E merchandise as well as a pair of season tickets for any car races taking place during the 2016 Donington Park season.

First entry on Tuesday 11 August, Tuesday 18 August and Tuesday 25 August will be at 9am, with testing due to take place between 9 and 12pm and between 2pm and 5pm.

Entry on Monday 10 August, Monday 17 August, and Monday 24 August will be slightly later at noon, with testing sessions taking place between noon and 1pm and then between 2pm and 7pm.


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