Following its strong series race debut on Saturday on the Ad Diriyah street circuit, the Nissan e.dams team continued its impressive ABB FIA Formula E form in testing on Sunday.
Young British racer Oliver Rowland recorded the second fastest time in the morning test session and followed that up by setting the third fastest time in the afternoon.
Rowland actually held the fastest time of the day until the dying moments of the second session.
Former series champion Sebastien Buemi was a busy man in the afternoon, recording 43 laps in testing – more than any of the other full-season drivers taking place in today’s test.
In total, the team completed 115 valuable development laps as they prepared for the second round of the series of Marrakesh, Morocco on January 12.
“The most important thing was getting more laps under my belt, but it was very pleasing to be towards the top of the timesheet,” Rowland said.
“We missed a lot of running with the weather delays yesterday, so it was great to get plenty of miles in the dry. We gathered a lot of valuable data which will be very valuable for the Nissan e.dams team in preparation for the next round of the championship in Marrakesh.
“I’m really starting to feel comfortable in the car now and can push harder and harder. I can’t wait to get back on board for the next race.”
Nissan became Formula E’s newest manufacturer this weekend and the first ever Japanese brand when it made its debut this weekend.
The 13-race, 12-city global schedule will be used by Nissan to showcase the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the brand’s vision for how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.