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BMW on top as Sims locks out day one at Valencia

Alex Sims continued his form from this morning and topped the timesheets again in the second practice session this afternoon at Valencia with a 1m17.553s.


Andre Lotterer was also showing well for DS Techeetah with the German driver setting the second fastest time.


Sims’ teammate, Antonio Felix da Costa was third fastest in the second of the BMW I Andretti Motorsport entries with the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler pairing of Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt rounding out the top five.

Sixth fastest was Jerome d’Ambrosio for Mahindra Racing ahead of the other DS Teecheetah of Jean-Eric Vergne and Sebastien Buemi in the fastest of the Nissans.

Rounding out the top half of the field was Dragon Racing’s Jose Maria Lopez with Felipe Massa tenth fastest for Venturi ahead of Sam Bird in the Virgin run Audi.

Twelfth fastest was Tom Dillmann in the fastest of the NIOs ahead of Formula E newcomer Pascal Wehrlein and the second of the Virgin Racing entries for Robin Frijns.

Edo Mortara was 15th fastest for Venturi ahead of the other NIO of Oliver Turvey and the HWA of Garry Paffett.

Nineteenth and 20th were the Jaguars of Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet with both drivers having technical issues.

Stoffel Vandoorne was twenty-first for HWA ahead of Dragon Racing’s Antonio Fuoco with neither driver setting a lap time.

DriverTeamFastest TimeLaps
Alexander SimsBMW i Andretti Motorsport1:17.55341
Andre LottererDS Techeetah1:17.65436
Antonio Felix da CostaMW i Andretti Motorsport1:17.72746
Lucas di GrassiAudi Sport ABT Schaeffler1:17.73240
Daniel AbtAudi Sport ABT Schaeffler1:17.81945
Jerome d'AmbrosioMahindra Racing1:17.98730
Jean-Eric VergneDS Techeetah1:18.03522
Sebastien BuemiNissan e.dams1:18.10014
Jose Maria LopezDragon Racing1:18.15433
Felipe MassaVenturi Formula E1:18.17632
Sam BirdEnvision Virgin Racing1:18.45621
Tom DillmannNIO Formula E1:18.50445
Pascal WehrleinMahindra Racing1:18.60627
Robin FrijnsEnvision Virgin Racing1:18.69020
Edoardo MortaraVenturi Formula E1:18.70725
Oliver TurveyNIO Formula E1:19.05336
Gary PaffettHWA Racelab1:19.14448
Sebastien BuemiNissan e.dams1:21.88316
Mitch EvansJaguar Racing1:22.71157
Nelson PiquetJaguar Racing1:23.28651
Stoffel VandoorneHWA Racelab0
Antonio FuocoDragon Racing0

Rob Lomas

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