Reigning champion Jean-Éric Vergne claimed pole position for the third Berlin E-Prix took place at the traditional Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit.
Vergne’s flying lap was nearly five tenths of a second ahead of second place qualifier Max Gunther, who sits on the front row ahead of Jerome D’Ambrosio and Stoffel Vandoorne, the latter driver locking up during his Super Pole lap.
Vandoorne asserted his pace to make it to Super-Pole from the undesired Qualifying Group 1.
Vergne acknowledged his position to not be likely to claim a third consecutive title, but is keen on ensuring DS Techeetah can claim their second constructors’ championship.
Alex Lynn qualified in fifth place behind his team-mate in third, ensuring that both Mahindra cars are starting at the front of the pack.
Robin Frijns put down a fast Super-Pole lap to set a lap-time just over nine-tenths behind Vergne’s DS Techeetah.
André Lotterer was amongst those in super-pole contention but fell out of the bubble (top-six places) to get into that session. He will start seventh on the grid.
Mercedes-Benz EQ’s Nyck De Vries qualified in eighth after a swift lap, however he faces a five-place grid penalty from when he got out and pushed his car at the previous round (when he retired).
Championship leader António Félix Da Costa qualified in ninth ahead of Nissan e.Dams’ Oliver Rowland.
Fellow championship contender Lucas Di Grassi qualified in tenth ahead of an impressive performance by Sérgio Sette Câmara, followed by the two ROKiT Venturis.
Buemi struggled to set a competent lap that sees him amongst the Panasonic Jaguars, who have been struggling to assert the pace they had months ago.
Rene Rast in his Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler qualified just ahead of Daniel Abt and Nico Muller.
Oliver Turvey rounds off the field to qualify in 24th place on the grid.
|1 (Super-Pole)||Jean-Éric Vergne||DS Techeetah||1.06.277|
|2 (Super-Pole)||Max Gunther||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||1:06.772|
|3 (Super-Pole)||Jerome D’Ambrosio||Mahindra Racing||1:06.825|
|4 (Super-Pole)||Stoffel Vandoorne||Mercedes-Benz EQ||1.06.965|
|5 (Super-Pole)||Alex Lynn||Mahindra Racing||1:07.177|
|6 (Super-Pole)||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||1:07.180|
|7||André Lotterer||Tag Heuer Porsche||1:06.867|
|8||Nyck De Vries||Mercedes-Benz EQ||1.06.907|
|9||Antonio Felix Da Costa||DS Techeetah||1.06.938|
|10||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.Dams||1.06.947|
|11||Lucas Di Grassi||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler||1.06.960|
|12||Sérgio Sette Câmara||GEOX Dragon||1.06.077|
|13||Felipe Massa||ROKiT Venturi Racing||1.06.090|
|14||Edoardo Mortara||ROKiT Venturi Racing||1.07.098|
|15||Sébastien Buemi||Nissan e.Dams||1:07.140|
|16||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||1.07.141|
|17||James Calado||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||1.07.147|
|18||Neel Jani||Tag Heuer Porsche||1.07.193|
|19||Mitch Evans||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||1.07.197|
|20||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||1.07.208|
|21||Rene Rast||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler||1.07.261|
|22||Daniel Abt||NIO 333 Racing||1.07.331|
|23||Nico Muller||GEOX Dragon||1.07.366|
|24||Oliver Turvey||NIO 333||1:07.521|