Berlin ePrix – Lucas di Grassi took his second Formula E pole position by the narrowest of margins ahead of Jose Maria Lopez and Felix Rosenqvist.
After losing ground to Sebastien Buemi at the Paris ePrix, Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport driver di Grassi delivered the best possible response by claiming three points for pole position.
The Brazilian had only just managed to progress into the top five Super Pole Shootout, but was able to complete the tidiest lap to deliver a 1:08.312, just 0.001 of a second ahead of DS Virgin Racing’s Lopez.
Mahindra Racing were contenders throughout, and Rosenqvist was on course to beat di Grassi’s time, but a scruffy third sector meant the Swede could only manage third ahead of team-mate Heidfeld.
The second DS Virgin Racing of Sam Bird was unable to set a competitive lap time in the Super Pole Shootout and had to settle for fifth place.
Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and NextEV NIO’s Oliver Turvey missed out on a coveted top five place, whilst Daniel Abt (Abt Audi Sport), Nicolas Prost (Renault eDams) and Jerome D’Ambrosio (Dragon Racing) completed the top ten.
Sebastien Buemi dented his Berlin ePrix hopes by only qualifying in fourteenth place, over half-a-second away from a place in the top five.
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