Cassidy Claims pole for the New York E-Prix

Nick Cassidy has claimed his second pole position in Formula E by qualifying fastest in New York. 

The Kiwi set a 1.09.388 to to claim his second pole in his rookie season. Jean-Eric Vergne will start alongside the Envision Virgin Racing driver. The Ds Techeetah driver was one-tenth behind Cassidy as the double Formula E champion set a 1.09.499

Alex Lynn will start third for Mahindra. The Brit set a 1.09.538. Maximilian Gunther will start in fourth after setting a 1.09.614.

Sébastien Buemi was the fastest driver in FP2, and was also the fastest driver in the group stage of qualifying to claim one championship point. However, the Swiss driver locked up into Turn 1 on his Super Pole lap, and will start in fifth. Pascal Wehrlein made an error at Turn 1 and will start sixth.

Lucas Di Grassi just missed out on Super Pole for Audi and will start the race from seventh. Oliver Rowland will start eighth in the second of the Nissan cars. The Brit was involved in a collision with Sam Bird at Turn 6.

Bird was running three-seconds off the pace in sector one, as he didn’t feel comfortable with his rebuilt Jaguar.  He tried to give way to Rowland at Turn 6, but Rowland tagged the back of Bird and sent the Jaguar driver into a spin which brought out a red flag.

Alexander Sims will start in ninth for Mahindra ahead of Andre Lotterer in tenth for Porsche.

Robin Frijns was the fastest driver in Group 1 and will start 11th for Envision Virgin Racing. The Dutchmen will have a chance to reclaim the championship lead after Edoardo Mortara qualified 24th and last after not having full power available to him when he started his flying lap.

Sergio Sette Camara will start 12th for Dragon Racing in their home race. The Brazilian will start ahead of reigning champion Antonio Felix Da Costa.

Oliver Turvey posted a great lap to qualify 14th for NIO 333. The Brit will start ahead of Jake Dennis for BMW Andretti.

Mitch Evans qualified in 16th for Jaguar ahead of Tom Blomqvist and Nyck De Vries.

Norman Nato will start 19th ahead of Sam Bird who went faster on his second attempt to secure 20th.

Stoffel Vandoorne had a horrible final sector on his second attempt in Group 2 and qualified 21st for Mercedes. Joel Eriksson was 22nd for Dragon with Rene Rast in 23rd.

Rast was held up by Mortara on his flying lap due to the Venturi’s driver issue. Mortara will start last.

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