topped the first practice session in preparation for the Monaco ePrix, heading Sam Bird by a mere seven-hundredths of a second.

With no shakedown available on Friday, teams would need to have all their preparation in check to make the most of opening practice. One saving grace however would be the negated effect of Attack Mode – yielding little advantage in the Principality.

Unsurprisingly, all teams ventured out from the get go. One are to watch would be the entry to turn three with a section of asphalt offering enhanced grip and a chance for the ultra-brave to explore a passing opportunity.

Multiple drivers took a turn at the top of the timesheets, with, Antonio Felix Da Costa , Sebastien Buemi and Edoardo Mortara both putting in good shows until Lucas Di Grassi slotted in the quickest time of

Both Mitch Evans and Max Gunther came under investigation from the stewards for their apparent speed under simulated safety car conditions.

In Free Practice Two, Oliver Rowland would jump below the fifty-second barrier go quickest for ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne and Andrew Lotterer.

Felipe Massa would give Venturi a boost at their home ePrix to briefly top the time sheets before falling to eighth whilst championship leader Robin Frijns couldn’t do any better than nineteenth after a lock-up at turn three.