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Frijns fastest in heavily disrupted session

Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns was the driver at the top of the timesheets this morning after a heavily disrupted morning session of the second day of FIA Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia.

Nyck de Vries, Andre Lotterer and Jerome d’Ambrosio all crashed at the chicane on the pit straight with Venturi Racing’s Felipe Massa stopping at the pit lane exit and the session was called early when Daniel Abt stopped on track.

Behind Frijns, Maximillian Guenther continued his strong form for BMW i Andretti Motorsport  with the second quickest time with Alexander Sims third in the other BMW.

Oliver Rowland was fourth for Nissan with Nico Mueller fifth fastest in the Dragon and Antonio Felix da Costa was sixth for DS Techeetah.

Brendon Hartley was getting to grips with his new steed as he went seventh fastest ahead of Jaguar’s Mitch Evans, Audi’s Lucas di Grassi and the top 10 was rounded out by Sam Bird in the second of the Envision Virgin Racing entries.

Sebastien Buemi was eleventh quickest for Nissan ahead of Abt, Mahindra’s Pascal Wehrlein and the Venturi of Edoardo Mortara.

Stoffel Vandoorne set the 15th fastest time for Mercedes with Jean-Eric Vergne 16th in the other DS Techeetah entry and d’Ambrosio was 17th for Mahindra.

James Calado was 18th for Jaguar ahead of Massa and Neel Jani rounded out the top 20 for Porsche.

Lotterer and de Vries were 21st and 22nd respectively and the field was rounded off by the NIO’s with Oliver Turvey 1.2 seconds quicker than Ma Qing Hua.

Rob Lomas

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