08 Aug 20

D'Ambrosio heads the way in Practice 2

Mahindra Racing’s Jerome D’Ambrosio posted the benchmark time in Practice 2 ahead of qualifying for the Berlin E-Prix, Round 8.

D’Ambrosio followed up a strong showing in the first session, where he set the second-quickest time, just 0.084 seconds behind DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa and three tenths quicker than anybody else. The Mahindra driver looks to have found something in the final sector that others have yet to unearth.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport will hope they have turned the corner on what has been a disappointing trip to Tempelhof so far for the Bavarian marque, with Max Guenther second-fastest on a 1:06.832 – just 0.001 seconds short of Antonio Felix da Costa’s (DS Techeetah) Practice 1 best and a tenth back from D'Ambrosio here. Like the Belgian, Guenther seemed to have a trick Sector 3.

Jean-Eric Vergne was the fastest of the two DS Techeetahs to place third with Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-Benz EQ) and da Costa filling out the top six spots.

Sergio Sette Camara (Geox Dragon) provided one for the cameras as he caught a slide that looked to have his Penske-run car heading for the wall.

He wound up a creditable seventh just ahead of Lucas di Grassi’s Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler e-tron FE06, Alex Sims (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) and the second Mercedes-Benz of Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Practice 2 | Round 8 | 2020 Berlin E-Prix

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