Buemi takes clear Berlin Pole

Sebastien Buemi will start today’s Berlin E-Prix from pole position after setting a time in Superpole almost four tenths clear of fastest man in group qualifying, Stoffel Vandoorne.

Lucas Di Grassi will start third after becoming the first man this season to reach superpole coming from group one, ahead of Vandoorne’s teammate, Gary Paffett. Alex Lynn appeared in his first superpole since his return to Formula E, and will start fifth, whilst Alex Sims was slowest in the suprepole session, but will line up eleventh after recieving a five place grid penalty for causing an incident in Monaco.

Last year’s race winner Daniel Abt just missed out on a superpole slot and qualified seventh, ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa and championship leader and reigning champion, Jean Eric Vergne. Mahindra’s Jerome D’Ambrosio rounded out the top ten.

D’Ambrosio’s teammate will start just behind him after qualifying eleventh, but will be promoted to tenth, because of Sims’ penalty. Oliver Rowland will start twelfth ahead of compatriots Sam Bird and Oliver Turvey, while Maxi Gunther rounded out the top 15.

Edoardo Mortara was 16th after a difficult start to the day for Venturi, Tom Dillmann will line up 17th and Mitch Evans 18th. Mortara’s teammate Massa will start a lowly 19th on the grid. Jose Maria Lopez starts 20th ahead of Robin Frijns, while Andre Lotterer crossed the line to start his lap after the checkered flag went out meaning, he didn’t set a 250kw lap, and will consequently round out the field.

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