topped the final practice session heading into qualifying for the Zurich ePrix, having trailed Mitch Evans for the majority of Practice Two.

 

 

Rosenqvist looked set to close on third place in the Formula E Championship with impressive pace in Switzerland while Jaguar’s Evans was second-quickest despite complaining of a grabbing front left brake while Jerome D’Ambrosio impressed in third place for Dragon racing ahead of teammate Jose Maria Lopez and Sam Bird.

 

While FP2 was looking like it was going to be a relatively clean session, Sebastien Buemi backed in his Renault e.Dams into a wall and added some unintentional rear wing in the process. Andre Lotterer also misjudged his braking and collected Nicolas Prost in the process.Jose Maria Lopez also kissed the barriers despite finishing fourth.

 

This afternoon was the final opportunity for all drivers to get in some full qualifying simulations on the Zurich track with Mitch Evans, Jean-Eric Vergne and Sebastien Buemi all making hay early in the session in order to obtain crucial data.

 

Having set a qualifying time in FP1, early morning pace-setter Lucas di Grassi opted for a semi-race simulation.

 

Traffic was again a major factor with drivers needing to pre-empt what their fellow drivers would do – often resulting in the overtaking driver second-guessing himself in the process.

 

Lock-ups were unfortunately becoming the norm and those who did their homework during the first session would be better positioned to deal with the bumps in the race as the brake balance shifts towards the end of the ePrix. Many drivers opted to cool brakes between flying laps.

 

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