Wehrlein snatches Puebla pole off Rowland

Pascal Wehrlein has taken his maiden Porsche pole in Puebla beating Oliver Rowland by just six hundredths of a second.

The Porsche driver topped both the group qualifying session and Superpole to take pole, and four championship points.

Apart from Mortara who ran wide on his flying lap in Super Pole every driver took provisional pole on their flying lap which ramp the pressure on Wehrlein to secure his first pole of the season.

The German was able to set 1.23.780 to steal pole Oliver Rowland by six thousands of a second.

Jake Dennis will start third, The Brit was less than a tenth behind Wehrlein’s pole time.

Jean Eric Vergne finished fourth with Max Guenther in fifth, with Edoardo Mortara finishing the Superpole in sixth.

Alexander Sims will start seventh on the grid, sharing the fourth row with Lucas Di Grassi, however Sergio Sette Camara, who qualified ninth, will serve a 20 place penalty for breaking the seal on the homologated inverter. This will promote Rene Rast and Andre Lotterer into the top ten.

Antonio Felix da Costa, who was fastest of the group one qualifiers qualified twelfth ahead of Mitch Evans, while debutant Joel Eriksson set the 14th fastest time, but like his teammate, will serve a 20 place penalty.

Therefore Nick Cassidy and Nyck De Vries will be promoted to the seventh row of the grid. Oliver Turvey will start 15th ahead of Norman Nato, Alex Lynn and Sam Bird.

Sebastien Buemi couldn’t make the most of group four and qualified 21st, just ahead of championship leader Robin Frijns. Stoffel Vandoorne ended his session 23rd and Tom Blomqvist set the slowest time after making a mistake on his 250kw laps.

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