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Vergne claims pole position at home race

Jean-Eric Vergne claimed Pole Position for this afternoon’s Paris ePrix by over a quarter of a second ahead of title rival Sam Bird.

The Parisian’s lap of 1:01.421 beat the time set by Bird for DS Virgin with the British driver setting a 1:01.421.

Vergne’s teammate, Andre Lotterer, set the third fastest lap time in the second of the Techeetah’s despite a lock-up heading into Turn 3.

Venturi’s Maro Engel looked quick as he went fourth quickest with a 1:01.541 and Antonio Felix da Costa rounded out the top five for MS&AD Andretti with a 1:02.805.

Defending series champion Lucas di Grassi just missed the cut in the first of the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler cars ahead of Jerome d’Ambrosio, who had a very good showing for Dragon Racing as he went seventh fastest.

Sebastien Buemi in the first of the Renault e.Dams cars with the Season 2 getting the worst of the conditions in qualifying and rounding out the top 10 was the NIO of Oliver Turvey and Jose Maria Lopez in the second of the two Dragon Racing entries.

Felix Rosenqvist was the fastest of the Mahindras as he went 11th fastest ahead of teammate Nick Heidfeld.

Nico Prost was 13th quickest for Renault eDams ahead of a disappointed Daniel Abt in fourteenth with the German’s frustration being clear during an interview.

Fifteenth after a mistake was Alex Lynn in the second of the DS Virgin entries ahead of Tom Blomqvist in the second MS&AD Andretti, Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara and the returning Ma Qing Hua for NIO

Mitch Evans set the 14th fastest time but a 10-place grid penalty will move him towards the back of the grid. He will also serve an additional penalty as he will be unable to serve the full penalty.

Nelson Piquet failed to set a lap time as his cars were still being rebuilt after his accidents in the morning's practice sessions.

This is in breach of Article 33.2 stating that the cars have to be under Parc Ferme conditions five minutes before the start of the session.

Super Pole:

PosForenameSurnameGap
1Jean-EricVERGNE01:01.144
2SamBIRD0.277
3AndréLOTTERER0.343
4MaroENGEL0.397
5Antonio FelixDA COSTA1.661

Group Classification:

PosForenameSurnameGap
1Jean-EricVERGNE01:01.508
2Antonio FelixDA COSTA0.055
3MaroENGEL0.248
4SamBIRD0.263
5AndréLOTTERER0.310
6LucasDI GRASSI0.315
7JérômeD'AMBROSIO0.328
8SébastienBUEMI0.329
9OliverTURVEY0.380
10José MariaLOPEZ0.394
11FelixROSENQVIST0.504
12NickHEIDFELD0.550
13NicolasPROST0.584
14MitchEVANS0.614
15DanielABT0.617
16AlexLYNN0.631
17TomBLOMQVIST1.315
18EdoardoMORTARA1.326
19Qing HuaMA1.490
20NelsonPIQUET-

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