Formula E hits the track for first day of testing (PHOTOS)

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With the grid forming up and its inaugural season now about two months away, the FIA Formula E Championship has gotten down to business with the first of two days of testing at Donington Park. Here’s day one times.

Meanwhile, here’s a round-up of social posts and photos from the day at the circuit:

Sam Bird (Virgin Racing) goes Luis Suarez on Bruno Senna (Mahindra Racing) prior to testing.

Senna and Nick Heidfeld (Venturi GP) in their respective cars.

Yes, that would appear to be Oriol Servia with the sunglasses as new Dragon Racing recruit Mike Conway prepares for his first laps.

Team Amlin Aguri’s Katherine Legge gets ready to run.

What the Aguri car – and realistically, all FE cars – sound like.

The e.dams-Renault entry.

e.dams’ Nicolas Prost looking a bit like his father, Alain, head-on.

It’s ex-F1 shoes Franck Montagny and Scott Speed, now both testing for Andretti Autosport. Montagny’s been confirmed to race for the team; Speed races for Andretti’s Red Bull Global Rallycross program.

Former F1 and IndyCar racer Christian Danner, now a TV commentator, takes test laps.

The Audi Sport Abt machine, driven by Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt.

Daniel Ricciardo would relish being Lewis Hamilton’s teammate

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo says he would relish the challenge of having Lewis Hamilton as his teammate if he joins Mercedes next year.

Ricciardo is out of contract at Red Bull at the end of the season and expressed interest in joining teams like Mercedes or Ferrari to help him challenge for the championship.

The Australian says he would “love to obviously be challenged against the best and Lewis is obviously up there.”

He adds: “I don’t want to say it’s just Lewis I’m looking for but that would be a good challenge.”

Ricciardo says he won’t accept a faster car if it means playing second fiddle to an established star.

He says “there’s always been really good clarity and fairness (at Red Bull) … and I would expect that environment everywhere.”