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Rosenqvist takes Pole Position and shortens gap to Vergne

Felix Rosenqvist secured pole position for the Mexico City ePrix with a stunning lap despite a lock up a turn 3 to close within two points of championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne.

The Mahindra driver was 2 tenths of a second faster than MS&AD Andretti's Antonio Felix da Costa who put in a good performance in the session despite locking up going into turn 3 and again into the chicane at the end of the lap.

Third fastest was Alex Lynn despite his accident in Free Practice two this morning and jumping the kerb slightly at the final chicane.

The DS Virgin driver is carrying a 10 place grid penalty after a change of gearbox was required following the previous round in Santiago de Chile.

Oliver Turvey was fourth fastest for NIO despite a small lock up on the way into Turn 3 and a small mistake at the chicane at Turns 14, 15 and 16.

Rounding out the Super Pole session was Sebastien Buemi for Renault e.dams who had a scrappy lap which included a big lock up at Turn 1.

Daniel Abt narrowly missed out on Super Pole for Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler in sixth with championship leader, Jean-Eric Vergne starting seventh.

Nelson Piquet qualified eighth for Jaguar with Sam bird setting the ninth fastest time but will start nineteenth thanks to his grid penalty with Nick Heidfeld setting the tenth fastest lap

Andre Lotterer was eleventh in the second of the Techeetah's with Lucas di Grassi only twelfth before his grid penalty.

Maro Engel was thirteenth for Venturi with Mitch Evans a disappointed fourteenth for Jaguar with a slight car issue which only happens during the 200kw laps.

Jose Maria Lopez was fifteenth for Dragon and was followed by team-mate Jerome d'Ambrosio and  the second Renault e.dams of Nico Prost who endured another miserable session.

Tom Blomqvist was eighteenth for MS&AD Andretti with Luca Filippi and Edoardo Mortara rounding out the field.

Super Pole

PosForenameSurnameGap
1FelixROSENQVIST01:01.645
2Antonio FelixDA COSTA0.207
3AlexLYNN0.369
4OliverTURVEY0.527
5SébastienBUEMI0.865

Group Classification

PosForenameSurnameGap
1SébastienBUEMI01:01.668
2FelixROSENQVIST0.008
3Antonio FelixDA COSTA0.104
4OliverTURVEY0.109
5AlexLYNN0.162
6DanielABT0.217
7Jean-EricVERGNE0.294
8NelsonPIQUET0.296
9SamBIRD0.339
10NickHEIDFELD0.355
11AndréLOTTERER0.389
12LucasDI GRASSI0.411
13MaroENGEL0.423
14MitchEVANS0.467
15José MariaLOPEZ0.596
16JérômeD'AMBROSIO0.692
17NicolasPROST0.709
18TomBLOMQVIST0.775
19LucaFILIPPI0.840
20EdoardoMORTARA1.748

Rob Lomas

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