Pascal Wehrlein scored his first FIA Formula E pole position for Mahindra Racing at the Mexico City ePrix.
Wehrlein fended off a heated Super Pole qualifying session, which saw the top 6 qualifiers separate by just over 0.602s.
“The lap was great,” said Wehrlein after his super pole lap. “I have to thank the team, the car they are giving me is amazing. Qualifying is a great result for us.”
The German rookie will share the front row with Audi Formula E’s Lucas di Grassi.
NISMO made a strong impression during group qualifying and was the only team to have both its cars into super pole. Rookie Oliver Rowland topped the time sheets during group qualifying, lapping a 59.593s, while Sebastien Buemi finished 5th in group qualifying, 0.170s shy of Rowland’s time.
Venturi FE’s Felipe Massa scored his best qualifying of his young Formula E career so far – P2 in group qualifying and third in super pole qualifying. His teammate, Edoardo Mortara, will start from 9th position.
Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was forced to abort his first lap and stop near the Foro Sol. He was unable to complete a single lap in the session.
Bird said afterward that the problem might be connected to a component in the rear of the car. He will start the Mexico City ePrix from the back of the grid.
Image: Michelin / Venturi FE
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