12 Mar 16

Mexico City ePrix: Qualifying groups

The qualifying groups for the 2016 FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix - Round 5 - have been announced (see below).

New for this season, qualifying now contains a Super Pole shoot-out to secure Julius Baer pole position. Qualifying is a straight fight to set the fastest time and determines the starting grid for the race.

The qualifying session lasts one hour and sees drivers divided into groups, with each group having six minutes to set their best lap. Full power of 200kW is available throughout with drivers only able to use one car. The five fastest drivers then go out one-by-one in the Super Pole shoot-out.

The fifth fastest driver from the group stages goes out first, when he/she crosses the line to start their flying lap, the pitlane light turns green and the fourth fastest driver heads out onto the track and so on. The driver who sets the fastest time will be awarded three points.

Group 1
Stephane Sarrazin, Venturi
Loic Duval, Dragon Racing
Nick Heidfeld, Mahindra Racing
Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Virgin Racing

Group 2
Jerome D’Ambrosio, Dragon Racing
Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.dams
Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing

Group 3
Nico Prost, Renault e.dams
Antonio Felix da Costa, Team Aguri
Simona de Silvestro, Andretti Formula E
Daniel Abt, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Oliver Turvey, NEXTEV TCR

Group 4
Salvador Duran, Team Aguri
Nelson Piquet Jr, NEXTEV TCR
Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing
Mike Conway, Venturi
Robin Frijns, Andretti Formula E