20 Jun 21

De Vries heads Free Practice 3 ahead of qualifying for Round 9 in Puebla 

Mercedes-EQ's  Nyck de Vries topped the final Free Practice session in Puebla, setting the fastest lap of the weekend in the process, ahead of qualifying for the CBMM Niobium Puebla E-Prix Round 9.

Overall, it was a relatively calm session for the Formula E field in Free Practice 3, with the drivers brimming with confidence in sunny and dry conditions in Puebla this morning.

In the early stages, there were a few moments for some drivers into Turn 1, with the cars getting a bit squirrelly on the exit, including Rene Rast (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) who got super loose out of the corner but collected it with a controlled spin. The German had set the early pace in the session as the runners started their 250kW laps.

As the clock ticked down the lap times tumbled as the field got their hot laps in preparation for qualifying this afternoon. 

With much more favourable conditions today it was Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ)  who set the best time of the weekend with a 1m21.492s around the Autodromo Miguel E.Abed.

Two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne (DS TECHEETAH) was next up followed by Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams) and two New Zealanders with Nick Cassidy (Envision Virgin Racing) and Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) rounding out the top five.

See the full results from Free Practice 3 from the CBMM Niobium Puebla E-Prix Round 9

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