FE: It’s the Da Costa show in Berlin

Obliteration. A completely mega lap from Antonio Felix Da Costa gave him his third pole in a row in Formula E’s second Berlin E-Prix.

Da Costa was over four tenths ahead of second place qualifier Sebastien Buemi who just pipped the front row from Alex Lynn and Nyck De Vries, with the gap between them being under a tenth.

Da Costa is now on 100 points at the top of the table, 44 points ahead of championship rival Mitch Evans who will start 16th and even further ahead of Alex Sims, 52 points gap, who is third in the championship and will start last.

Buemi said he was at the front of “Formula E point 5” and does not think he can match Da Costa in the race at all.

Robin Frijns qualified fifth looking for a better performance than his retirement in Berlin I yesterday.

Lucas Di Grassi was the last of those in super pole after locking up into turn one on his flying lap.

Oliver Rowland was in super pole contention until the last moment when Lynn jumped into the session on the last group stage lap. He will start seventh.

Antonio Félix da Costa (PRT), DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE20
Antonio Félix da Costa was on another level in qualifying © FIA Formula E

Jean-Eric Vergne missed qualified eighth, again behind his teammate who was in an earlier qualifying group than him, he starts ahead of Sam Bird for Virgin.

Edo Mortara rounds out the top ten, fractionally ahead of Max Gunther and Andre Lotterer.

Stoffel Vandoorne was the fourth-fastest of those from Group 1 in 13th, ahead of Jerome D’Ambrosio and Alex Sims. Sims will take a grid penalty for a requested battery change, however, and will start from the back of the grid.

Oliver Turvey put in a trademark good lap at the end to put himself 16th and way ahead of his new teammate Daniel Abt who is 22nd.

Mitch Evans struggled with Group 1 again and is 17th ahead of Felipe Massa and Nico Muller.

Neel Jani and Sergio Sette Camara were ahead of Abt with James Calado and Rene Rast qualifying last.

Position Driver Team Time
1 Antonio Felix Da Costa DS Techeetah 1.06.442
2 Sebastien Buemi Nissan e.dams 0.417
3 Alex Lynn Mahindra 0.477
4 Nyck De Vries Mercedes 0.479
5 Robin Frijns Virgin 0.532
6 Lucas Di Grassi Audi 0.85
7 Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams 1.07.018
8 Jean Eric Vergne DS Techeetah 1.07.035
9 Sam Bird Virgin 1.07.148
10 Edo Mortara Venturi 1.07.218
11 Max Gunther BMW-i Andretti 1.07.269
12 Andre Lotterer Porsche 1.07.285
13 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes 1.07.292
14 Jerome D’Ambrosio Mahindra 1.07.338
15 Oliver Turvey NIO 333 Racing 1.07.451
16 Mitch Evans Jaguar 1.07.516
17 Felipe Massa Venturi 1.07.557
18 Nico Muller Dragon 1.07.581
19 Neel Jani Porsche 1.07.640
20 Sergio Sette Camara Dragon 1.07.846
21 Daniel Abt NIO 333 Racing 1.08.005
22 James Calado Jaguar 1.08.432
23 Rene Rast Audi 1.08.464
24 Alex Sims BMW-i Andretti Grid Penalty