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All You Need to Know About Formula E Test Days

Donington Park is both host and home to Formula E’s official test days, of which the public and media are invited to watch – for free! For many of the drivers, tomorrow, 3rd July, marks the first time they’ll have had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the most advanced electric vehicles in the world. Not only that, but we can reveal for the latest new driver, Michela Cerruti, it will be her first time in an electric car of any kind!

All 20 cars are due to take part in tomorrow’s testing, despite there having not been all the driver announcements. Some teams are still without drivers, officially, so look forward to likely announcements during the next few days.

The events at Donington will be accompanied by both trackside commentary, live timing and pitlane walkabouts, the latter of which is open to the public too.

To register for upcoming test days visit the Donington Park website.


For those that have registered for tickets please print off confirmation and bring it with you on the day to exchange for a ticket to gain entry. You can do this at the ticket exchange booth located near Gate 21.

Opening Times and Viewing Points

The gates will open at 9.00am and last public entry will be at 4.00pm. Once inside you will have access to great spectator viewing areas including the infield where you can watch the cars as they come down the pit straight and into the first corner. Other exciting viewing areas include Hollywood, Craner Curves and the Old Hairpin, all with picturesque grass spectator banks.
The Grandstand located on the infield overlooking the start/finish straight and opposite the pit garages will also be open free of charge. Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.


Please enter via the Melbourne Lane entrance, and parking will be just outside Gate 21 (please refer to the map below). It is then a short walk to the ticket exchange booth and into the circuit.

Pit Walk

You will also have the opportunity to be part of a Pit Walk which will be open to the public from 1.30pm until 2.00pm. Entrance will be via the Scrutineering Bay but please note that numbers are limited to 400 people.

Food Outlets

The Pitstop Diner will be open from 9.00am where you will be able to purchase food and beverages throughout the day.

Schedule of Events During the Day

09:00 – 13:00 Morning session
13:00 – 13:30 VIP Guest Pit Walk
13:30 – 14:00 Public Pit Walk
14:00 – 18:00 Afternoon session
18:15 – 19:00 Public Pit Walk

Source; FIA Formula E