Nick Cassidy continued his fine from yesterday’s podium finish in London by ending the final free practice session fastest ahead of today’s London E-Prix.
The Kiwi set a 1:12.933, which is the fastest time of the weekend so far. Antonio Felix Da Costa provided hope for Ds Techeetah after a dismal display in yesterday’s race by finishing in second this morning.
Robin Frijns was third fastest in the second Envision Virgin car, and Sergio Sette Camara was fourth fastest for Dragon. The Brazilian driver had a spin at Turn 1 in the session and will be hoping that team has worked on the energy management issues that haunted them in yesterday’s race.
Jake Dennis ended the session fifth and set a time of 1:13.092, which was within a tenth of Nick Cassidy’s fastest lap time.
Pascal Wehrlein was sixth quickest for Porsche, the German team will be looking to unlock more pace today after a tough showing on Saturday.
Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne was seventh fastest today. The Mercedes driver will be looking to secure his play in the duels in qualifying to give him the best chance of having a strong advantage going into the final weekend of the season in Seoul.
Edoardo Mortara had an eventful session as he spun at Turn 9 and hit the wall with the rear of his car, and a couple of laps later, he hit the wall at Turn 10, but the Swiss-Italian driver was lucky to escape with minimal damage to the front wing, as he finished in eighth place.
Oliver Rowland was ninth for Mahindra, and Lucas Di Grassi rounded out the top ten for Venturi.
Mitch Evans finished 11th for Jaguar. The Kiwi driver is 26 points behind championship leader Vandoorne going into today’s race.
Nyck De Vries, who was demoted to sixth place yesterday with a penalty for dangerous defending, finished in 12th place for Mercedes.
Jean-Eric Vergne was 13th in the second Ds Techeetah, ahead of Maximilian Guenther in 14th.
Sam Bird was 15th fastest fr Jaguar, ahead of Andre Lotterer and Oliver Askew.
Antonio Giovinazzi was 18th, and he had a spin at the exit of Turn 5 during the session.
Oliver Turvey was 19th for NIO 333, with Alexander Sims in 20th, and Sebastien Buemi in 21st.
Dan Ticktum finished in 22nd.