The weather had improved slightly since yesterday’s first shakedown session with the track expected to dry throughout the course of the day – this – despite Alex Lynn describing the course as in a “shitty damp stage”.
Lynn was showing a good turn of speed and improving all the time in his debut Formula E season, as was Sebastien Buemi’s replacement, Pierre Gasly, making his debut this weekend for Renault e.Dams.
The session was red-flagged early with Tom Dillman’s Jaguar stopping on the main straight before resuming a few minutes later. The straight- the longest outside of Mexico – would prove a strategic headache for teams, especially given the influence FanBoost could have during the race.
Another headache was the bump in turn 10, which was unsettling cars through the subtle direction change and the kerbs coming out of turn 8, inviting drivers to take a little more to gain a better exit out of 9 onto the straight – but get it wrong and you could be easily into the wall.
Image: FIA Formula E and Jaguar racing