Loic Duval, Sebastien Buemi, Oliver Turvey, Antonio Felix da Costa and Mitch Evans fought it out in the first group with Antonio Felix Da Costa not doing himself many favours with a few messy lock-ups. Mitch Evans was consequently 7-tenths up by the seconds sector with a relatively clean lap. Buemi would eventually top the order ahead of Loic Duval, Evans, Oliver Turvey and Da Costa. Duval in particular was quite vocal about being impeded by Buemi during his lap.
Nico Prost was the first man out in Group 2, missing the apex at turn 2 and compromising his lap. He would attempt to compensate for the remainder of the lap, literally shaving the walls in his Renault e.Dams in a lap good enough for provisional seventh. Esteban Gutierrez put in a stonking lap to slot into fourth position, with Heidfeld in second and Duval in third. Adam Carroll and Jerome D’Ambrosio would finish provisional 8th and 10th respectively after Carroll aborted his lap due to damage.
Lucas di Grassi was on full attack, shaving the barriers and going provisionally P2 with Sam Bird in provisional fourth until a stunning lap from home boy Maro Engel put the German at the top of the order despite being nineteenth in practice. Stephane Sarrazin and Robin Frijns would finish a provisional 6th and 8th respectively.
Daniel Abt was the first to produce a 200kW lap with a tidy display as he chased his second ever Formula E pole, putting in the quickest first sector until being undercut by Jose Maria Lopez. It was Vergne however that would eventually vault to the top of the order with Nelson Piquet slotting into fourth. Felix Rosenqvist was last to set his 200kW lap and having missed the 2nd-last apex his lap was only good enough for 7th.
Vergne, Engel, Buemi, Piquet and di Grassi were left to duke it out in the Superpole shootout. Di Grassi executed some lovely direction changes to produce a first two sectors that were a tenth of the best time but clouted the barrier in the third sector. Piquet put in a solid lap to get within five hundredths of a second behind di Grassi.
Buemi continued his impressive form to go quickest, 0.237 seconds up on championship rival Di Grassi’s best time, but a messy lap from Engel found him squander his potential and finish provisional 4th. Vergne’s opening sector saw him run wide at the first corner, enough for fourth and handing Buemi pole.
Images: FIA Formula E
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