FP1: Standings leader de Vries bounces back with fastest time in Free Practice 1

FP1: Standings leader de Vries bounces back with fastest time in Free Practice 1

Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) hit back from a tough Round 14 with the fastest time in Free Practice 1 ahead of the season finale in Berlin.

Standings leader Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) bounced back from a disappointing Round 14 on Saturday with the fastest time on the reversed, clockwise variant of the Berlin Tempelhof Street Circuit in Free Practice 1.

De Vries retired midway through race one in Berlin with a puncture, but managed to hold on to a slender advantage at the top of the Drivers' World Championship after Lucas di Grassi's race win on Saturday. He'll need to produce the goods from Group 1 in qualifying and will be encouraged as he went 0.125s clear of the next quickest driver in FP1; Antonio Felix da Costa (DS TECHEETAH). 

Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), Jean-Eric Vergne (DS TECHEETAH), Jake Dennis (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi rounded out the top six - more encouragement for the 2016/17 champion after he laid down a marker in race one at Tempelhof.


The votes for FANBOOST ahead of Round 15 so far sees an advantage for the standings leader Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) with reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa (DS TECHEETAH) second, Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) third, Lucas di Grassi - the Round 14 winner - fourth and Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ) fifth.

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Coverage of Free Practice 2 follows shortly, with qualifying ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium to come at 11:30 local time and the race at 15:30. In the meantime, catch up with the yesterday's action.