26 Jan 19

Pechito leads the way ahead of Qualifying in Santiago

With temperatures rising here in Santiago, it was Argentinian driver Jose-Maria Lopez (Geox Dragon) who set the pace with a 1:08.194s lap ahead of Qualifying in Parque O'Higgins. Yesterday, the Lopez admitted that the race in Santiago "felt like home," with the city located just 600miles from his hometown in Argentina.  

Close behind was Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing with 1:08.260s) and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi in third with 1:08.299s. With temperatures rising above 26 degrees Celsius, the lap times started to tumble with seven drivers posting a faster time than in the morning session. By the time of the race, the temperature is expected to climb to 38 degrees Celsius, making it not only the hottest race in Formula E but also the hottest day recorded in Santiago. With two Practice sessions, Qualification and the race all in one day, will all drivers manage to keep their cool? 

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