Lynn on Pole in his first race

Alex Lynn has taken pole position for the New York ePrix on his maiden race weekend in Formula E.

The British driver didn’t make any mistakes on his way to pole position, while others locked up and cost them their qualifying position.

Felix Rosenqvist will start in 17th after the Mahindra Racing driver made an error on his lap while championship contender Lucas Di Grassi could only manage 10th.

Daniel Abt will line up in second place with Jean-Eric Vergne in third.

Group One 

The first group saw Loic Duval, Robin Frijns, Jean-Eric Vergne, Pierre Gasly, and Antonio Felix da Costa. Once they completed their warm up laps it was Vergne who was quickest in the group, but a 1:03 was just enough to get into Super Pole.

Gasly was the quickest driver in sector one, but he lost a lot of time in sector two and three and will start in 19th.

Group Two 

The second group saw Stephane Sarrazin, Nicolas Prost, Jerome D’Ambrosio, MItch Evans and Nick Heidfeld. After their 170kW lap, it was D’Ambrosio who moved to the top of the time sheets.

Heidfeld could only manage third fastest with Prost moving to fourth after ten cars.

Group Three

Felix Rosenqvist, Alex Lynn, Nelson Piquet Jr, Adam Carroll and Daniel Abt took part in the third group. Once they had completed their warm up lap, it was Daniel Abt who moved to P2 with his lap time.

Rosenqvist was on course to move into first place, but a mistake at the hairpin cost the Swede two seconds, and he will start from17th

Group Four 

The final group saw Lucas Di Grassi, Tom Dillmann, Maro Engel, Sam Bird and Oliver Turvey. It was Sam Bird who moved D’Ambrosio off top spot.

Engel stopped on track which slightly hampered Di Grassi, and the Brazilian only managed 10th place.

Super Pole 

The drivers that made it through to Super Pole was Bird, D’Ambrosio, Abt, Lynn and Vergne.

Vergne was out first in Super Pole. The Frenchmen’s lap was solid, but it was half a second slower than he achieved in the first group.

Lynn was next out. The British driver has had a stellar weekend and went two-tenths quicker than Vergne to move to go fastest.

Abt was out next but was unable to beat Lynn and moved into second place two-tenths off the British driver.

D’Ambrosio made a mistake on his lap and will start from fifth which guaranteed a Ds Virgin Racing pole position as Bird was next out.

Bird’s lap was slightly messy, and the British driver qualified fourth which allowed Lynn to take pole position on his debut.

 

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