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Evans fastest in mixed up Berlin practice

Mitch Evans goes fastest in a mixed up free practice session ahead of the second Berlin E-Prix. 

Rain overnight left the track in a damp condition, with lap times roughly 10 seconds slower than those in the dry. 

The ABT Cupra duo of Nico Mueller and Robin Frijns spent the majority of the session at the front of the order, but it was Evans who just jumped ahead as the chequered flag fell. 

The session was stopped early on after Rene Rast came to a stop at turn three on his first lap. The McLaren car seemed to lose power and he was left stranded, bringing out the red flag.  

Action resumed with just under 20 minutes on the clock. Andre Lotterer briefly went fastest before Robin Frijns set a time of 1m17.115s. 

The fastest lap would gradually be lowered, with Lotterer, Frijns and Mueller swapping places at the top of the order. 

Evans went quickest late on, but wouldn’t stay there long as Mueller once again improved. 

The Jaguar driver responded with his final lap of the session, setting a time of 1m15.955s to become the only driver to go quicker than 1m16s. Mueller couldn’t respond and dropped back to fourth as Lotterer and Dan Ticktum found time on their final laps. 

Lotterer took the chequered flag to go second, 0.078s behind Evans, with Ticktum P3. 

Sebastien Buemi was on a flying lap with his final lap of the session, only to be held up by traffic in the final sector. He could only manage fifth quickest, separating the two Abt drivers. Team-mate Nick Cassidy took seventh, behind Frijns. 

Jake Dennis, Antonio Felix Da Costa and Jean-Eric Vergne completed the top 10 while championship leader Pascal Wehrlein finished P14. 

Bethonie Waring

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