Formula E Valencia Testing Delayed Further Following Battery Fire
The FIA and Formula E have announced that the ongoing pre-season testing at Valencia has been extended due to a recent fire incident. The battery supplier, WAE (formerly known as Williams Advanced Engineering), will need more time to complete its investigation into the fire which occurred in its garage on Tuesday afternoon.
Postponement and Decision
A final decision regarding the resumption of testing has been scheduled for 11 am CET on Thursday. The authorities will determine whether it is safe to continue running later that day and on Friday.
Statement from FIA and Formula E
In a joint statement, the FIA and Formula E expressed their commitment to ensuring the safety of all participants and spectators. They stated, “Formula E prioritizes the well-being of all involved in our events. We are awaiting the results of the investigation and will make an informed decision based on those findings.”
The statement went on to explain that this delay was necessary to allow WAE to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and implement any necessary measures to prevent future occurrences.
Formula E teams and fans will be eagerly waiting for the decision that will determine the continuation of testing. The safety and security of everyone involved remain of utmost importance in the world of motorsports, and Formula E is taking the necessary precautions to maintain these standards.