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Mortara’s Berlin sweep continues with another Formula E pole

May 15 2022
By Josh Suttill

Edoardo Mortara’s domination of Formula E’s Berlin double-header continued as he took pole position after controlling qualifying on the reversed Tempelhof circuit.

Venturi’s Mortara won Saturday’s opener from his maiden pole and he added another pole position on Sunday by beating the Audi-powered Envision entry of Robin Frijns in the final by almost half a second.

Mortara now sits just 16 points adrift of the championship lead, taking his weekend total thus far to 31 points.

Second place marks a big improvement for Frijns and Envision who qualified 20th on Saturday.

Defending champion Nyck de Vries struggled to 12th in Saturday’s qualifying session but he claimed third place on the grid on Sunday only losing out to Mortara on Sunday. Porsche’s Andre Lotterer continued his impressive 2022 qualifying form by taking fourth place.

The 2019-20 Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa was the fastest of the quarter-final losers in the duels and will line up in fifth place ahead of the Envision of Nick Cassidy who is enjoying a much more competitive Sunday.

Venturi’s Lucas di Grassi couldn’t match the pace of his team-mate and will start seventh ahead of championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne who made a mistake on his lap and was the slowest of the quarter final losers.

Vandoorne’s closest title rival Jean-Eric Vergne was bumped out of a place in the duels by his team-mate da Costa. He’ll start from ninth alongside Jaguar’s Mitch Evans, who is third in the championship.

Mahindra’s Oliver Rowland will start from 11th place ahead of his team-mate Alexander Sims, who scooped his first points of 2022 on Saturday, and the Nissan e.dams of Maximilian Guenther.

Oliver Turvey took a respectable 14th for NIO333 while ex-F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi had one of his best Formula E qualifying sessions in 17th place, such has been the difficulty of his maiden year.

Qualifying Results

Pos Name Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
1 Edoardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m06.753s 1m06.11s 1m05.897s 1m05.972s
2 Robin Frijns Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07 1m07.327s 1m06.17s 1m06.522s 1m06.47s
3 Nyck de Vries Mercedes-Benz EQ Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m07.08s 1m06.238s 1m06.285s
4 André Lotterer TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electric 1m07.217s 1m06.504s 1m06.671s
5 António Félix da Costa DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE21 1m07.175s 1m06.184s
6 Lucas Di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m07.356s 1m06.508s
7 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-Benz EQ Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m07.115s 1m06.806s
8 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE21 1m07.287s
9 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Type 5 1m07.446s
10 Oliver Rowland Mahindra Racing Mahindra M8Electro 1m07.294s
11 Alexander Sims Mahindra Racing Mahindra M8Electro 1m07.45s
12 Maximilian Günther Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03 1m07.332s
13 Oliver Turvey NIO 333 Racing NIO 333 001 1m07.469s
14 Sam Bird Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Type 5 1m07.411s
15 Jake Dennis Avalanche Andretti BMW i FE.21 1m07.525s
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Dragon / Penske Autosport Penske EV-5 1m07.437s
17 Sérgio Sette Câmara Dragon / Penske Autosport Penske EV-5 1m07.553s
18 Sébastien Buemi Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03 1m07.518s
19 Pascal Wehrlein TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electric 1m07.646s
20 Daniel Ticktum NIO 333 Racing NIO 333 001 1m07.601s
21 Oliver Askew Avalanche Andretti BMW i FE.21 1m07.802s
22 Nick Cassidy Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07 1m07.37s 1m06.377s

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