DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa secured his third consecutive Formula E pole position for the second Berlin E-Prix, beating Nissan’s Sebastian Buemi.
Da Costa, who was the winner of Wednesday evening’s race, set a time of 1m06.442s to snatch pole, having also blitzed his run in group one qualifying.
Buemi had originally knocked da Costa off the top spot in group qualifying, but couldn’t quite improve enough in superpole and will start from the second spot on the grid.
Alex Lynn impressed in only his second outing for Mahindra and will line up third on the grid ahead of Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries in fourth.
Robin Frijns put in his best qualifying performance of the season so far for Envision Virgin, taking fifth place in superpole having set a blazing lap in group three which allowed him to leapfrog the field to as high as third place.
Lucas di Grassi rounded out the superpole group in sixth, having been the first to run in that final session in increasingly hot track temperatures.
Oliver Rowland qualified in seventh place for Nissan, having been shuffled out of the superpole group by Lynn.
Rowland had initially set his flying lap in group three among the traffic, but it was enough to displace reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne to eighth place on the grid for DS Techeetah.
Envision Virgin’s Sam Bird qualified ninth, ahead of Edoardo Mortara who completed the top 10.
BMW’s Andretti’s Alexander Sims qualified in 15th place but will take a 20 place grid penalty as a result of a battery change, dropping him to the back of the grid behind Audi’s Rene Rast – whose group four lap was marred by a mistake in the first sector.
Jaguar suffered another tough showing on the reversed Tempelhof track, with Mitch Evans and James Calado qualifying 17th and 23rd respectively.
|Pos||Name||Team||Car||Group 1||Group 2|
|1||António Félix da Costa||DS Techeetah||DS E-Tense FE20||1m06.791s||1m06.442s|
|2||Sébastien Buemi||Nissan e.DAMS||Nissan IM02||1m06.779s||1m06.859s|
|3||Alex Lynn||Mahindra Racing||Mahindra M6Electro||1m06.873s||1m06.919s|
|4||Nyck de Vries||Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||1m06.951s||1m06.921s|
|5||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||Audi e-tron FE06||1m06.924s||1m06.974s|
|6||Lucas Di Grassi||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team||Audi e-tron FE06||1m06.961s||1m07.292s|
|7||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.DAMS||Nissan IM02||1m07.018s|
|8||Jean-Eric Vergne||DS Techeetah||DS E-Tense FE20||1m07.035s|
|9||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||Audi e-tron FE06||1m07.148s|
|10||Edoardo Mortara||ROKiT Venturi Racing||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||1m07.218s|
|11||Maximilian Günther||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||BMW iFE.20||1m07.269s|
|12||Andre Lotterer||TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team||Porsche 99X Electric||1m07.285s|
|13||Stoffel Vandoorne||Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||1m07.292s|
|14||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Mahindra Racing||Mahindra M6Electro||1m07.338s|
|15||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||BMW iFE.20||1m07.368s|
|16||Oliver Turvey||NIO 333 FE Team||NIO FE-005||1m07.451s|
|17||Mitch Evans||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||Jaguar I-Type IV||1m07.516s|
|18||Felipe Massa||ROKiT Venturi Racing||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||1m07.557s|
|19||Nico Müller||Geox Dragon||Penske EV-4||1m07.581s|
|20||Neel Jani||TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team||Porsche 99X Electric||1m07.64s|
|21||Sérgio Sette Câmara||Geox Dragon||Penske EV-4||1m07.846s|
|22||Daniel Abt||NIO 333 FE Team||NIO FE-005||1m08.005s|
|23||James Calado||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||Jaguar I-Type IV||1m08.432s|
|24||René Rast||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team||Audi e-tron FE06||1m08.464s|