Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries fended off Formula E championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa to set the pace in the second practice session for the Berlin Tempelhof opener.
De Vries had been quickest in the first half of the session, before being pushed back as everyone stepped up their qualifying simulations.
Then a late 1m06.846s lap of the reversed Tempelhof layout by de Vries deposed BMW driver Maximilian Guenther from first place in the closing stages.
Da Costa split de Vries and Guenther just afterward.
Jerome d’Ambrosio and Sebastien Buemi completed the top five.
On his first Formula E appearance since 2015, DTM star Rene Rast was a superb ninth on his debut for Audi in the car previously driven by Daniel Abt. Rast was just one place behind team-mate Lucas di Grassi.
Practice one pacesetter Oliver Rowland – who has a 20-place grid penalty for an inverter change – was back in 12th in this session.
James Calado’s miserable day continued as Jaguar decided his car required a battery change, meaning he was unable to run and will go into qualifying having not done a single complete practice lap.
Practice 2 Results
|Pos||Name||Team||Car||Gap Next||Gap Leader||Best Time|
|1||Nyck de Vries||Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||1m06.846s|
|2||António Félix da Costa||DS Techeetah||DS E-TENSE FE20||+0.076s||+0.076s||1m06.922s|
|3||Maximilian Günther||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||BMW iFE.20||+0.083s||+0.159s||1m07.005s|
|4||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Mahindra Racing||Mahindra M6Electro||+0.155s||+0.314s||1m07.16s|
|5||Sébastien Buemi||Nissan e.DAMS||Nissan IM02||+0.141s||+0.455s||1m07.301s|
|6||Mitch Evans||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||Jaguar I-Type IV||+0.045s||+0.5s||1m07.346s|
|7||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||Audi e-tron FE06||+0.036s||+0.536s||1m07.382s|
|8||Lucas Di Grassi||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team||Audi e-tron FE06||+0.059s||+0.595s||1m07.441s|
|9||René Rast||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team||Audi e-tron FE06||+0.159s||+0.754s||1m07.6s|
|10||Nico Müller||Geox Dragon||Penske EV-4||+0.004s||+0.758s||1m07.604s|
|11||Jean-Eric Vergne||DS Techeetah||DS E-TENSE FE20||+0.024s||+0.782s||1m07.628s|
|12||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.DAMS||Nissan IM02||+0.037s||+0.819s||1m07.665s|
|13||Felipe Massa||ROKiT Venturi Racing||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||+0.012s||+0.831s||1m07.677s|
|14||Alex Lynn||Mahindra Racing||Mahindra M6Electro||+0.007s||+0.838s||1m07.684s|
|15||Edoardo Mortara||ROKiT Venturi Racing||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||+0.087s||+0.925s||1m07.771s|
|16||Neel Jani||TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team||Porsche 99X Electric||+0.039s||+0.964s||1m07.81s|
|17||Andre Lotterer||TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team||Porsche 99X Electric||+0.141s||+1.105s||1m07.951s|
|18||Oliver Turvey||NIO 333 FE Team||NIO FE-005||+0.003s||+1.108s||1m07.954s|
|19||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||BMW iFE.20||+0.022s||+1.13s||1m07.976s|
|20||Stoffel Vandoorne||Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team||Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01||+0.012s||+1.142s||1m07.988s|
|21||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||Audi e-tron FE06||+0.005s||+1.147s||1m07.993s|
|22||Daniel Abt||NIO 333 FE Team||NIO FE-005||+0.208s||+1.355s||1m08.201s|
|23||Sérgio Sette Câmara||Geox Dragon||Penske EV-4||+0.123s||+1.478s||1m08.324s|
|24||James Calado||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||Jaguar I-Type IV|