Rosenqvist on Pole for Sunday’s Berlin ePrix


Felix Rosenqvist claimed his second pole in Formula E and is looking comfortable to claim back to back victories in Berlin. 

It was one of the tightest qualifying battles Formula E as seen for a while as eight drivers could have been on pole. Ds Virgin Racing were one and two after the group stages and were favourites to take pole in Super Pole.

However, Sam Bird and Jose Maria Lopez were unable to match their performances in the group stage, and they will start from third and fourth.

Sebastien Buemi will start the race from second on the grid with Lucas Di Grassi starting from seventh.

Group One

Yesterday’s race winner Felix Rosenqvist took part in group one alongside, Nick Heidfeld, Nelson Piquet Jr, Stephane Sarrazin, and Maro Engel. Once the drivers had completed their 170kW lap, it was  Rosenqvist who ended the group fastest.

However, Heidfeld will start from near the back of the grid as a technical problem cost him on his 200kW lap. The German had to stop the car after his lap to try and fix the problem.

Group Two 

The second group saw Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Prost, Daniel Abt, Tom Dillmann and Adam Carroll take to the track. Once they had completed their warm-up laps, it was S=Buemi who ended the session fastest and moved into first place on his lap.

Abt moved into third place with Prost moving to fourth after his lap.

Group Three 

The third group saw Lucas Di Grassi, Antonio Felix Da Costa, Mitch Evans, Jose Maria Lopez and Oliver Turvey.

It was Jose Maria Lopez who moved himself to first in the standings after his lap. The Argentine has been rapid all weekend long so far as was set for Super Pole.

Turvey moved to fourth place on his lap, and Evans moved to seventh, with Di Grassi moving to fifth fastest.

Final Group 

The last group saw Sam Bird, Jerome D’Ambrosio, Loic Duval, Robin Frijns and Jean-Eric Vergne. Once they completed their warm-up laps, it was Bird who was fastest and jumped to P1 in the standings.

Vergne and Bird knocked out Turvey and Di Grassi from Super Pole.

Super Pole

Rosenqvist was first out in Super Pole. The Swedish driver was wrestling with his car and managed a 1:08:208, which was two-tenths slower than his lap in the group stages.

Next out was Buemi and he was able to push his car to the limits but was unable to beat Rosenqvist’s time as he was a tenth of a second slower.

Vergne was next out, but he made a mistake on his lap in the first sector and will start from fifth place

Lopez was next out, but he was unable to produce a lap that could challenge for pole position as he will start the race from third.

Bird was the final driver to set his lap time in Super Pole. The British driver was close to Rosenqvist in sector one but lost time in the final sector and will start from fourth place which leaves Rosenqvist on pole.

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