Abt fastest at Donington

Abt Audi Sport driver's Daniel Abt topped the timesheets on day three of Formula E testing at Donington Park, posting a new lap record.

After two days of testing last week, Formula E action returned to Donington on Monday, and it was Abt who led the way from Nicolas Prost, with Sam Bird third fastest.

Abt's time of 1:30.250 with 10 minutes left on the clock was eight tenths faster than the lap record set by Sebastien Buemi last week, and 0.771s quicker than the Renault e.dams of Prost.

“When Buemi said that a 1:29s was possible last week that really motivated me,” Abt said at the conclusion of the day's testing.

“It was a positive day. There was no stopping on track and that’s the main thing. That meant I could just drive and performance-wise we were really good.”

Prost recovered from an early gearbox issue to record a 1:31.021, while Virgin Racing's Bird notched up a best time of 1:31.023. Dragon Racing's Loic Duval was fourth fastest with a 1:31.144, ahead of the two Venturi's of Jacques Villeneuve (1:31.193) and Stephane Sarrazin (1:31.680).

Monday's testing times:

1. Daniel Abt                 Abt Audi Sport         1:30.250s
2. Nicolas Prost        Renault e.dams        1:31.021s
3. Sam Bird                 DS Virgin Racing    1:31.023s
4. Loic Duval            Dragon Racing       1:31.144s
5. Jacques Villeneuve        Venturi         1:31.193s
6. Stephane Sarrazin        Venturi             1:31.680s
7. Bruno Senna           Mahindra Racing        1:31.696s
8. Nick Heidfeld        Mahindra Racing        1:31.805s
9. Nicolas Lapierre        Team Aguri         1:32.694s
10. Sebastien Buemi        Reanult e.dams        1:35.318s
11. Oliver Turvey        Team China Racing    1:36.773s
12. Nelson Piquet Jr        Team China Racing    1:37.460s
13. Jarno Trulli        Trulli                no time set
14. Simona De Silvestro      Andretti Autosport    no time set