Punta del Este Formula E test: Stephane Sarrazin fastest in Uruguay

Stephane Sarrazin was quickest for Venturi as Formula E held its first in-season test on the Punta del Este street track in Uruguay on Sunday

Punta del Este Formula E test: Stephane Sarrazin fastest in Uruguay

The day of running at the venue used for the series' third ePrix on Saturday was the first time FE had been able to test away from the championship's Donington Park base.

Ex-Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne, who came close to winning on his FE debut this weekend, topped the morning session for Andretti Autosport with a lap of 1m14.975s.

That put him 0.262 seconds clear of championship leader Lucas di Grassi's Abt car, with Jaime Alguersuari third for Virgin.

Vergne was only able to participate in the first session before leaving Punta del Este, but his time still held up for fifth overall even at the end of the faster afternoon session.

Sarrazin improved the benchmark time to a 1m14.649s in the afternoon, 0.157s ahead of Saturday's race winner Sebastien Buemi in the e.dams entry.

Nelson Piquet Jr followed up his maiden FE podium in the race by completing the top three, with Sarrazin's team-mate Nick Heidfeld fourth.

Piquet's China Racing team also gave Esteban Guerrieri a brief run during the test.

The 29-year-old Formula Renault 3.5 and Indy Lights race winner has spent this season racing in Super TC2000 in his native Argentina.

COMBINED TEST TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 1m14.649s 82 2. Sebastien Buemi e.dams 1m14.806s +0.157s 38 3. Nelson Piquet Jr China 1m14.833s +0.184s 66 4. Nick Heidfeld Venturi 1m14.841s +0.192s 57 5. Jean-Eric Vergne Andretti 1m14.975s +0.326s 26 6. Lucas di Grassi Abt 1m14.999s +0.350s 36 7. Nicolas Prost e.dams 1m15.056s +0.407s 44 8. Sam Bird Virgin 1m15.369s +0.720s 62 9. Antonio Felix da Costa Aguri 1m15.426s +0.777s 56 10. Karun Chandhok Mahindra 1m15.478s +0.829s 35 11. Antonio Garcia China 1m15.562s +0.913s 68 12. Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon 1m15.571s +0.922s 57 13. Jaime Alguersuari Virgin 1m15.674s +1.025s 48 14. Bruno Senna Mahindra 1m15.700s +1.051s 41 15. Jarno Trulli Trulli 1m16.303s +1.654s 85 16. Oriol Servia Dragon 1m16.392s +1.743s 67 17. Daniel Abt Abt 1m17.584s +2.935s 28 18. Michela Cerruti Trulli 1m17.635s +2.987s 76 19. Matthew Brabham Andretti 1m18.772s +4.123s 12 20. Salvador Duran Aguri 1m19.465s +4.816s 46 21. Esteban Guerrieri China 1m20.562s +5.913s 5 
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