Bird On Pole for Sunday’s New York ePrix

Sam Bird will start from the best position possible, as the Brit aims to wins both races in New York this weekend. 

Felix Rosenqvist will line up in second in his Mahindra car with Jean-Eric Vergne again qualifying in third place for the race later on.

Pierre Gasly had a great qualifying session, as the Frenchmen managed to qualify fourth with his attempt in Super Pole.

Lucas Di Grassi could only manage ninth, as he has one last chance to take points off Sebastien Buemi.

Group One 

The first group saw Sam Bird, Robin Frijns, Nelson Piquet Jr, Loic Duval and Nicolas Prost. Once they had completed their warm up laps, it was Bird who put in a blistering lap and was half a second clear of Frijns in second.

Group Two 

Next up was Felix Rosenqvist, Daniel Abt, Antonio Felix Da Costa, Oliver Turvey and Jerome D’Ambrosio. Once they had completed their 170kW, it was Rosenqvist who smashed Bird’s time by a tenth of a second.

Group Three

Group three saw Pierre Gasly, Lucas Di Grassi, Mitch Evans, Jean-Eric Vergne and Stephane Sarrazin. The fastest driver in this group was Gasly who smashed his way to first place.

Di Grassi failed to reach Super Pole with his lap, and he will start from ninth place.

Final Group

The last group saw yesterday’s pole sitter Alex Lynn, Tom Dillmann, Maro Engel, Adam Carroll and Nick Heidfeld. Once they completed their warm up laps, it was Nick Heidfeld who managed to get into Super Pole. Engel just missed out

Engel just missed out on Super Pole, and the German will start in sixth.

Super Pole 

The driver’s that made it to Super Pole was Heidfeld, Bird, Vergne, Rosenqvist and Gasly.

Heidfeld was the first out. The veteran German had an average lap and managed a 1:03:209

Bird was next out. The British driver had a fantastic lap and nearly matched his time from Group one with a 1:02:285.

Vergne took to the track next. The Frenchmen has a good lap, but it was two-tenths slower that Bird’s lap.

Rosenqvist was next out. The Swedish driver had a great lap but just missed out on pole by a few hundreds of a second.

Finally, Gasly was out to complete his lap. The rookie Frenchman had a good lap and secured fourth place, which meant Bird secured pole position for the second New York ePrix.


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