Andre Lotterer took a stunning pole position in an extraordinary qualifying session ahead of this afternoon’s Rome E-Prix.
The German still set the fastest time after making a mistake at the Turn 13 hairpin which caused the Jaguar team to erupt with glee as Mitch Evans was on provisional pole at the time.
Celebrations in the Jaguar camp were muted when the German came over the line to score his first pole position in Formula E.
The heavens opened between group qualifying and Superpole which meant that as each driver went out, the next had better track conditions, as the circuit was drying.
However, despite Lotterer’s mistake on his lap, he would still be 0.360 ahead of Evans.
Jose Maria Lopez will line up third ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne with Maxi Guenther starting fifth for his first race since the Santiago E-Prix back in January.
As the first out in Superpole, Buemi was slowest and will line up in sixth.
Edoardo Mortara almost made it to Superpole but will line up seventh ahead of Robin Frijns and Alex Lynn, who qualified ninth on his return to Formula E with Jaguar. Pascal Wehrlein completed the top ten for Mahindra.
Felipe Massa will line up in eleventh with Sanya pole sitter Oliver Rowland alongside. Championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa may have been quickest in Group 1, however, he will line up 13th ahead of rivals Sam Bird and Lucas Di Grassi.
Despite going out in the quickest session, Paffett will line up 16th ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne with Daniel Abt starting in 18th. The NIO’s continued to struggle and will line up 19th and 21st with Jerome D’Ambrosio sandwiching Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann.
Alexander Sims will start at the back after failing to set a representative time when his car came to a halt on his flying lap.