Paris E-Prix – Pascal Wehrlein took his second Formula E pole position after out-qualifying Oliver Rowland in the French capital.
The German, who has been fighting against a downturn in Mahindra form, took only his second pole position in his seven-round Formula E career with a time of 1:00.383.
He edged out Nissan e.dams’ Rowland by just 0.152 of a second, whilst Sebastien Buemi completed a fine qualifying hour for Nissan by taking third.
Robin Frijns has recovered from a tough start to Virgin Racing’s day by lining up fourth, with Felipe Massa finishing fifth for Venturi.
Jerome D’Ambrosio starred in the grouped qualifying session. The Belgian managed to progress to super pole despite running in the first group. He starts the race from sixth.
A strong lap from Max Guenther was just 0.01 of a second away from breaking through to the super pole shootout, and he narrowly beat Techeetah’s Andre Lotterer and the Abt Audi Sport duo of Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi.
A stronger-than-expected effort from NIO yielded eleventh and thirteenth-place qualifying results, with Tom Dillmann ahead of Oliver Turvey and separated by Edaordo Mortara.
Championship contenders Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah), Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) and Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW Andretti) finished 14th-16th.