Motorsport fans invited to watch Formula E testing free of charge

It’s the motorsport series that’s proving controversial – but in a bid to stoke-up some excitement around Formula E, bosses are inviting fans to watch testing at Donington Park for free.

The 10 teams, including newcomers Jaguar and Techeetah, will have six days to prepare their new-look electric race cars ahead of the opening round of the third Formula E season held in Hong Kong on October 9.

Testing of the all-electric racing cars, which feature a new two-tier front wing, will take place from August 23. Members of the public are invited to watch the testing for no cost on August 24 and 25.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said: “Formula E aims to be different, and this new front wing creates a look that’s different to every other car out there. I think this is a great addition to our car and further emphasises the fact that this is a modern, forward-thinking championship that is taking a completely different approach to all other racing series.”

As well as seeing the new-look cars being tested, fans will be able to meet the drivers, with access to the pitlane and autograph signing sessions during the lunch break.

Wristbands for pitlane access are priced at £5 per person and can be purchased from the Donington Park ticket booths on the day.

Access to the testing is available on a first come, first served basis – with fans asked to register their interest here.