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Donington Park Formula E test: Buemi quickest again for e.dams

Sebastien Buemi topped the third day of official Formula E testing at the Donington Park circuit on Wednesday.

Testing action resumed today following last week's two-day programme, with all teams taking to the British track again in preparation for the start of the season in September.

Buemi, at the wheel of the e.dams car, set the fastest time for a Formula E car so far with a 1m31.910s, less than a tenth quicker than what Lucas di Grassi had managed in the second day of the test last week.

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The Swiss racer outpaced ex-F1 driver Jerome d'Ambrosio, who was again at the wheel of the China entry, by over a tenth, with Abt's di Grassi in third position.

Most teams focused on battery management and race simulations during the day.

"Today has been good and very productive but it's not about trying to set the fastest time, it's about getting a better understanding of the car and the different mapping settings," Buemi said.

"The car has been reliable all day and the team have done a good job. It's great to be in a car that you can rely on and know you can push when you need to.

"We still have a few issues to work on but overall it was a productive session."

Stephane Sarrazin, fourth for Venturi, and Virgin's Jaime Alguersuari completed the top five.

The Spanish driver was in action in the afternoon after taking over from team-mate Sam Bird, who drove in the morning.

Oriol Servia caused a red flag in the Dragon car in the morning.

Testing at Donington continues tomorrow.

Pos Driver               Team       Time       Gap    Laps
 1. Sebastien Buemi      e.dams     1m31.910s           28
 2. Jerome d'Ambrosio    China      1m32.035s  +0.125s  29
 3. Lucas di Grassi      Abt        1m32.260s  +0.350s  31
 4. Stephane Sarrazin    Venturi    1m32.462s  +0.552s  65
 5. Jaime Alguersuari    Virgin     1m32.495s  +0.585s  19
 6. Nicolas Prost        e.dams     1m32.671s  +0.761s  31
 7. Bruno Senna          Mahindra   1m32.809s  +0.899s  35
 8. Sam Bird             Virgin     1m32.858s  +0.948s  32
 9. Daniel Abt           Abt        1m32.875   +0.965s  25
10. Jarno Trulli         Trulli     1m33.165s  +1.255s  23
11. Oriol Servia         Dragon     1m33.844s  +1.934s  23
12. Karun Chandhok       Mahindra   1m34.249s  +2.339s  23
13. Michela Cerruti      Trulli     1m34.538s  +2.628s  22
14. Scott Speed          Andretti   1m34.871s  +2.961s  27
15. Mike Conway          Dragon     1m35.643s  +3.733s  14
16. Katherine Legge      Aguri      1m35.936s  +4.026s  30
17. Fabio Leimer         Aguri      1m36.184s  +4.274s  23
18. Franck Montagny      Andretti   1m39.568s  +7.658s  32
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