FE: Mitch Evans takes Santiago E-Prix Pole

Jaguar’s Mitch Evans takes a brilliant Super Pole at the Santiago E-Prix with a time of 1.04.827.

Max Gunther, BMW, takes his best ever qualifying performance to finish in second place.

And Pascal Wehrlein for Mahindra will start in third alongside the Venturi of Felipe Massa who set identical times with Wehrlein being classified ahead having set the time first.

Oliver Turvey continued to prove himself as one of the top drivers in the field dragging his NIO to fifth place with Season 2 champion Sebastien Buemi lining up in sixth.

Oliver Turvey (GBR), NIO 333, NIO FE-005 © FIA Formula E
Oliver Turvey (GBR), NIO 333, NIO FE-005 © FIA Formula E

Edoardo Mortara just missed out on taking part in Super Pole after being knocked out at the death by Turvey. He was followed by the two Mercedes drivers of Nyck De Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne in eighth and ninth.

Vandoorne is the highest places Group 1 Driver in qualifying.

10th and 11th places went to the two DS Techeetah drivers with Antonio Felix Da Costa leading two time champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

Neel Jani will start 12th. His highest ever start prior to this was 18th in his other 4 FE starts. Daniel Abt line ups behind him.

Andre Lotterer and the Riyadh race winners Alexander Sims and Sam Bird suffered from being the track sweepers at the start of Group 1.

Brendon Hartley took 17th place and his teammate Nico Muller, 19th.

They were split by the Jaguar of James Calado who very nearly wasn’t able to start a lap due to the timing of his warm up lap.

Jérôme D’Ambrosio has a driveshaft failure on the final straight and coasted over the line to lineup 20th.

Robin Frijns spun on his push lap and ended up 4 seconds off the pace.

Oliver Rowland (GBR), Nissan e.Dams, Nissan IMO2, crashes © FIA Formula E
Oliver Rowland (GBR), Nissan e.Dams, Nissan IMO2, crashes © FIA Formula E

Oliver Rowland clattered into the wall at turn 5 on his lap which looked to have scuppered Lucas Di Grassis lap but he lost the back at turn 9 all on his own.

Rowland’s warm up lap was fast enough for him to outqualify Di Grassi.

Ma Qing Hua wasn’t able to take part in the session after his crash in FP2.

Qualifying Results

1 Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing 1.04.827
2 Max Gunther BMW i-Andretti Motorsport +0.275
3 Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra Racing +0.818
4 Felipe Massa Rokit Venturi Racing +0.818
5 Oliver Turvey NIO 333 Racing +0.961
6 Sebastien Buemi Nissan e.dams +0.982
7 Edoardo Mortara Rokit Venturi Racing 1.05.547
8 Nyck De Vries Mercedes-Benz EQ +0.013
9 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-Benz EQ +0.019
10 Antonio Felix Da Costa DS Techeetah +0.027
11 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah +0.078
12 Neel Jani Tag Heuer Porsche FE Team +0.149
13 Daniel Abt Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler +0.198
14 Andre Lotterer Tag Heuer Porsche FE Team +0.254
15 Alexander Sims BMW i-Andretti Motorsport +0.301
16 Sam Bird Envision Virgin Racing +0.339
17 Brendon Hartley GEOX Dragon +0.579
18 James Calado Panasonic Jaguar Racing +0.758
19 Nico Muller GEOX Dragon +0.820
20 Jerome D’Ambrosio Mahindra +2.145
21 Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing +3.542
22 Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams +12.692
23 Lucas Di Grassi Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler +20.979
DNPQ Ma Qing Hua NIO 333 Racing NO TIME