After the two practice sessions this morning - the first of which proved problematic for MS&AD Andretti's latest recruit, Stephane Sarrazin - it was Home race hero Daniel Abt who topped the timesheets in Super Pole with 1:09.472, clinching the Julius Baer Pole Position ahead of the 2018 BMW i Berlin E-Prix. "The home race is special and with all these people here it can only be good!" said Abt.
Despite Abt's efforts, the German driver is under investigation by the FIA for turning the car up to full power too early in Qualifying.
With 20 drivers all Qualifying within a second of each other - for the first time in the championship's history - the race at Templehoff could prove to be the closest yet.
Sitting in second for the start of the race is NIO Formula E Team's Oliver Turvey, who has Qualified in the top the ten for every race this season. Coming in third was championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne. With 147 points to his name, JEV is comfortably ahead in the championship - 31 points ahead, to be precise.
In fourth, is Dragon's Jerome D'Ambrosio, with reigning champion Lucas di Grassi finishing fifth in the Super Pole shootout.
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In the Qualifying session, home race hero Andre Lotterer (Techeetah) kissed the wall between Turn 7 and Turn 8, "there just wasn't as much grip," said the German driver. Finishing in 18th, with a ten-place grid penalty, the German driver will start the race at the back of the grid.
Despite a promising drive in the first free practice of the day, Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra Racing) will start the race in 14th place with fellow German driver Maro Engel (Venturi Formula E) starting one place above him in 13th.
All Qualifying results are provisional, pending FIA approval.
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Published on 19th May 2018