Evans claims Jaguar’s first pole; Vergne in 17th


Mitch Evans has secured Jaguar’s first ever pole position after a stunning lap in Super Pole to steal pole position from Techeetah driver Andre Lotterer in Zurich. 

The Kiwi set a 1:12:811 to secure pole which was 0ne-tenth faster than Lotterer’s time of a 1:12:948.

Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne will start from 17th place after he was the slowest driver in the first group of qualifying.

Vergne’s championship rival Sam Bird will start from third on the grid. The Brit felt made a mistake in sector two, which cost the DS Virgin Racing driver four-tenths of a second.

If Bird did not make that mistake, he could have secured pole position and taken three crucial points away from Vergne in the championship.

Dragon Racing made a surprise appearance in Super Pole with both of their drivers, but the American team had shown their strengths throughout practice.

Jerome D’Ambrosio will start from fourth on the grid, with Jose Maria Lopez qualifying fifth, but will start eighth after a three-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in practice.

Lucas Di Grassi just missed out on Super Pole, but will start the Zurich ePrix from fifth place once Lopez’s penalty is applied. Sebastien Buemi in his home race will start in sixth but qualified in seventh place.

Nicolas Prost broke his run of poor qualifying performance after an excellent lap to slot in just behind his team-mate Buemi in eighth place but will start from seventh place.

Berlin race winner Daniel Abt will start from ninth place with Felix Rosenqvist starting alongside the German in tenth place.

Oliver Turvey’s run of qualifying in the top ten came to an end after he hit the wall on his flying lap. The Brit will start from 20th place ending a qualifying run of 15 races inside the top ten.



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