Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park
Donington Park has announced that you'll be able to watch racing tests of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car this summer at it's newly-completed headquarters.
Formula E, the electric version of Formula One, is an auto racing-class sanctioned by the FIA that limits competition to high-class, one-make, single-seat, electrically-powered racing cars. The inaugural championship will begin in Beijing on 13 September, though the first pre-season public tests will occur at UK's Donington Park in July and August.
All ten Formula E teams will have five test days during that period (3 July, 4 July, 9 July, 10 July, and 19 July), when they'll get to practice on a new track. The public can watch these trials free of charge. They just need to pre-register though the Donington Park website, and then they'll be able to see park-Renault SRT_01E single-seater racing cars.
In addition to hosting five test days, Donington Park revealed it will become the new home for Formula E and its teams. The state-of-the-art headquarters, which features a 44,000-sq ft facility and more than 150 staff, engineers, and team personnel, is due to open in early May.
If you can't get to Donington Park this summer, watch the video below to see a test. During races, drivers must make two pit stops. But rather than plugging their racing cars into the wall to charge, Qualcomm's Halo Wireless charging tech will wirelessly charge the car as it sits over a pad in the ground. Cool right?