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Dennis takes back to back poles in London

Jake Dennis claims his second pole position of the weekend ahead of the London E-Prix.

Dennis beat Lucas Di Grassi in the finals after the Venturi driver made a slight mistake.

The pole was Dennis’ second of the season and a continuation of his perfect London weekend so far.

Dennis topped the times in the first qualifying group, ahead of Antonio Felix Da Costa, Nyck de Vries and Oliver Askew. It was a difficult session for championship contenders Stoffel Vandoorne and Edoardo Mortara, who only managed seventh and ninth in the group respectively.

Their title rivals in Group B didn’t fair much better.

Mitch Evans, who comes into the race second in the championship, could only manage seventh in the group, placing him alongside Vandoorne for the E-Prix.

Jean-Eric Vergne narrowly missed out on a spot in the duels. He slotted into third after his second qualifying run, and was knocked down to fourth by an improvement from Sebastien Buemi. A final flying lap from Antonio Giovinazzi allowed the Dragon driver to jump up to second and bumped Vergne down to P5.

Giovinazzi came through to his first duel of the season. He was joined by Lucas Di Grassi, who topped the group, Nick Cassidy, and Buemi.

Dennis went head to head with Buemi in the quarter-finals and beat the Nissan driver by more than 0.7s. He then went head to head with Da Costa, who beat Cassidy in his quarter-finals.

Dennis put in a time of 1m12.649s in the semi-finals, more than six-tenths of a second quicker than Da Costa to go through to the finals.

Di Grassi’s route to the finals was first through a head-to-head with Askew, who hit the wall on his flying lap, then Giovinazzi.

Dennis managed a time of 1m12.535s lap in the finals, more than a second quicker than Di Grassi.

Di Grassi will start the second London E-Prix from P2 on the grid, ahead of Giovinazzi and Da Costa.

Buemi was the quickest of those knocked out in the quarter-finals and lines up P5 ahead of de Vries, Cassidy and Askew.

Maximillian Guenther was the best of those who didn’t make it through to the duels, lining up P9 ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne, the best placed of the title contenders.

Bethonie Waring

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