Berlin E-Prix 1 – Stoffel Vandoorne put Penske on top as he set the fastest lap in FP1 at the very end of the session to go less than a tenth quicker than Jake Dennis.
The Maseratis of Edoardo Mortara and Maximilian Guenther led the field out onto the Tempelhof track. The first lap times were set under the Full Course Yellow test but with five minutes of the session completed it was Dan Ticktum’s 1:07.403 at the top of the times, over four tenths ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne and Mitch Evans.
Just after the ten minute mark Mortara’s car locked up leaving the Maserati driver straight lining it into the barriers at T4. The Swiss racer was able to extract his car and make it back to the pitlane while his front wing held on by a thread.
Halfway through the session and it was Andretti’s Andre Lotterer was at the top of the times with a 1:06.522 ahead of Ticktum and Jake Dennis in the other Andretti. A few minutes later Dennis was the one on top and he held that position until a late lap by Vandoorne put the DS Penske into P1 for the session.
Vandoorne ended with a 1:05.803, less than a tenth ahead of Dennis and Guenther in P2 and P3. Jean-Eric Vergne slotted into P4 in the second Penske car with a 1:05.955, and he was in a Maserati sandwich with Mortara behind him.
The two Jaguars took P6 and P7, Sam Bird with a 1:06.014 and Mitch Evans just 0.011 second off his teammate’s best effort. Antonio Felix da Costa took P8 for Porsche ahead of Lotterer and the McLaren of Rene Rast. The top ten were all covered by just over three tenths while Oliver Rowland and Norman Nato were the only two not within a second of Vandoorne’s time.