Mahindra One-Two in final practice in New York

Mahindra Racing haved ended the final session with a one-two finish as Felix Rosenqvist top the timesheets with Nick Heidfeld finishing in second. 

The Ds Virgin Racing drivers both look strong ahead of qualifying as it looks like the British team will be fighting Mahindra again as they did in Berlin.

Start of the session

Most of the drivers started the session on a 200kW lap with Alex Lynn humping to first place after the first round of qualifying simulation laps.

In the second set of laps, Oliver Turvey jumped to first place with Sam bird moving into second and dropping Lynn to third.

Nick Heidfeld was the last driver to leave the pit lane. The German driver went straight onto a 200kW lap and went three-tenths quicker than Turvey.

In the middle of the session, the drivers started to focus on race runs before simulating their final qualifying laps with five minutes of the session remaining.

End of the session

In the last few minutes of the session, the drivers managed to break the 1:03 barrier as Sam Bird and Lucas Di Grassi being the first drivers to do so.

Felix Rosenqvist went four-tenths quicker than Bird’s lap time, but the Swede hit the wall slightly and damaged the rear of his car.

Di Grassi stopped on track in the final few minutes of the session which caused a full course yellow.

The session restarted with two minutes remaining, but nobody could beat Rosenqvist’s time but his teammate Nick Heidfeld moved up to P2 to make it a Mahindra racing one-two as we head to qualifying.

 

 

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