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Vergne tops cut-short second free practice

The second free practice session of the Seoul E-Prix was cut-short due to red flags. Jean-Eric Vergne finished on top of the standings 

The Frenchman had set a time of 1m 21:233s when Race Control announced the session would not be restarted after two cars stopped on track. 

The first one was Alexander Sims’. With three minutes left to conclude the session, the Brit’s Mahindra stopped on track, causing Sims to drop to the bottom of the standings. 

Right afterwards, Nick Cassidy suffered a similar fate. Red flags were deployed in both cases, and shortly after the race direction announced there would be no restart to the session. 

Vergne was followed by Edoardo Mortara, who had a 0.036 second-gap to the Frenchman and had led during the early stages of FP2. Pascal Wehrlein finished in third position. 

The top five was completed by Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Askew. 

Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne finished in P16, while his strongest contender Mitch Evans was also unable to sneak into the top ten. 

Despite his incident, Cassidy still finished in sixth place. He was followed by Oliver Turvey, Sergio Sette-Camara, Antonio Felix da Costa, and Jake Dennis completing the top ten. 

As The Race reported, if the forecasted rain impedes qualifying to be run, the FP2 results could be used as the starting grid order, meaning Vergne would start on pole, followed by Mortara, while Evans and Vandoorne would start far from the front rows. 

Andrea Perilli

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