Sebastien Buemi stormed to pole for Saturday’s New York City E-Prix, putting Nissan e.dams on top for the penultimate round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season.
The Swiss driver captured his third pole of the season, having recorded a 1:10.118 lap time during the Superpole session on the Brooklyn Street Circuit.
Buemi beat Mahindra driver Pascal Wehrlein by a sizable 0.412 seconds for his 14th career pole in Formula E.
Alex Lynn qualified third for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, followed by Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt in fourth and Alexander Sims in fifth.
Sam Bird will start sixth on the grid after struggling for grip in the shootout as he locked up at Turn 1 and Turn 10.
Jose Maria Lopez missed out on Super Pole by 0.075 seconds and will start seventh ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa and Robin Frijns.
Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne will start 10th after struggling for grip in the first qualifying group.
Lucas di Grassi, who enters this afternoon’s E-Prix 32 points behind Vergne second in the title race will start 1th.
None of the cars from Group 1 advanced to Super Pole, with da Costa has been the highest-placed in eighth.
The challenging track conditions resulted in a spin for Jerome D’Ambrosio, who was unable to set a representative time.
The penultimate round of the Formula E season gets underway at 4 p.m. EDT.