Pascal Wehrlein became the first repeat pole sitter of the 2018-19 Formula E Season after he beat the Nissans of Oliver Rowland and Sebastien Buemi in the superpole shootout.
Formula E had been on a run of seven different pole sitters and seven different winners from seven different teams. Robin Frijns is the furthest up the grid without a pole to his name this season in fourth beating Felipe Massa and, championship leader, Jerome D’Ambrosio in the superpole session.
Maxi Gunether just missed out on superpole by just a hundreth of a second, and will line up seventh ahead of countryman Andre Lotterer. The Audi Sport ABT Schaefflers of Daniel Abt and Lucas Di Grassi rounded out the top ten.
NIO’s Tom Dillmann has his best qualifying of the season so far at his home race, just missing out on the top ten and will start eleventh as he looks for his first points of the season. Teammate Oliver Turvey will strat directly behind him in 13th, with just Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara splitting them.
Jean-Eric Vergne will start his home race from 14th ahead of Virgin’s Sam Bird who had to sit out FP2 after his crash in FP1.
Antonio Felix Da Costa will start 16th despite only being half a second off the fastest time in group qualifying, ahead of a trio of Brits, Jaguar’s Alex Lynn in 17th, BMW’s Alex Sims 18th, and HWA’s Gary Paffett 19th.
Formula E’s most recent race winner, Mitch Evans, ended 20th after an incredibly close qualifying ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne in 21st. Jose Maria Lopez ran on at Turn 3, and will therefore strat at the rear of the field.