Nick Heldfeld led free practice one on Formula E’s third visit to Tempelhof, in a session which saw the session red-flagged to repair the barriers after an off from Stephane Sarrazin.
The abrasive concrete surface would make optimising pressures no easy task. While it is easy enough to get heat into the tyres, maintaining those temperatures is another thing altogether. Mahindra nailed this aspect twelve months ago in Berlin and would seek to repeat their efforts this year with Nick Heidfeld finishing in the top five in the first half of the session despite only completing nine laps.
Heidfeld would later return from the garage to top the time sheets as the only driver to complete a 200kW lap, four tenths clear of Sebastien Buemi.
Andre Lotterer concurred with the assessment of abrasion being the key to the weekend, stressing that drivers would have to “drive really smooth and clean not to overheat them [tyres].”
Making his return to the NIO squad was Luca Filippi after being benched in Rome in favour of Ma Qing Hua. A strong run inside the top ten early on was a good confidence boost for the Italian.
Andretti Team Manager, Roger Griffiths said Sarrazin was “made a comment about a problem with the brakes. We just need to get the car back and look at the data. Good news is he’s fine”
When the session returned to green, Felix Rosenqvist, Oliver Turvey and Alex Lynn forcing their way into the top four; which saw the top ten covered by less than seven-tenths of a second.
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