Buemi on pole again in New York


Sebastien Buemi takes pole once again in New York in changeable conditions after the Swiss driver took pole position in Saturday’s race.

Super Pole was exhilarating as the track was drying out. Vergne was the first out and clocked a 1:18:031. Abt was next out but could not beat the season four champion, as he posted a 1:18:145.

Andre Lotterer was next out for Techeetah, and the German took provisional pole away from Vergne with a 1:18:013. However, that didn’t last long as Buemi went quickest with a 1:17:973.

Lucas di Grassi was the only driver who could go quicker than Buemi. The Audi driver was quickest in the group stages, but he hit the wall allowing Buemi to take pole position.

Lotterer will line up alongside Buemi in second. Vergne will start third with Daniel Abt fourth and di Grassi fifth.

Both Audi drivers now have to pass both Techeetha drivers if they want to win the teams’ championship, as the German manufactuer are five points behind the Chinese team.

The track was predicted to dry out giving the drivers in group four a chance to make it into Super Pole easily, but the track seemed to lose grip and for group three and four, as drivers such as Mitch Evans, Felix Rosenqvist, Nick Heidfeld, Nelson Piquet Jr who were all in group four failed to make Super Pole.

Evans just missed out and qualified in sixth place ahead of his team-mate Piquet Jr. Sam Bird could only manage eighth-fastest after qualifying in group 2.

Rosenqvist managed to qualify in ninth and Stephane Sarrazin proved that Andretti seemed to prefer the wet conditions, as the Frenchmen qualified tenth

Antonio Felix Da Costa who looked strong in the wet conditions will start from the back after the Portuguese driver lost drive on his out lap in his Andretti and he will start from the back row of the grid.

Ma Qing Hua hit the wall on his 200kW lap and will start from 19th place on the grid.

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