Formula E Berlin ePrix qualifying results: Sebastien Buemi leads from pole with three Brits in top six




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SWISS master Sebastien Buemi will start from pole at the Formula E Berlin ePrix.

Three Brits will begin in the top six following the morning’s pole – HWA Racelab’s Gary Paffett in fourth, Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Alex Lynn in fifth, and BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Alex Sims sixth.

Brit Gary Paffett starts in fourth today
 

There have been a total of eight different winners in nine races this season, however, with only two winning from pole position – Antonio Felix Da Costa in Ad Diriyah, and Jerome D’Ambrosio in Marrakesh.

Buemi’s only previous pole this season was in Santiago in January, but he was forced to retire from that race 21 laps in after crashing during the second half of the contest. HWA Racelab’s Stoffel Vandoorne starts in second.

This morning’s session was not kind to DS Techeetah – who currently have both drivers in the top two in the Drivers’ Standings.

Felipe Massa starts way back in 19th place
Felipe Massa starts way back in 19th place
 

Leader, and last year’s champ, Jean-Eric Vergne starts from ninth place while team-mate Andre Lotterer is second from last on the grid on his home race. The German endured a difficult qualifying session and was four seconds off.

Lotterer starts only ahead of Envision Virgin’s Robin Frijns, who is carrying over a five second penalty which he incurred in Monaco.

The Berlin ePrix will be shown live on BBC Red Button from 12pm.

Drivers’ Standings

  • 1 Vergne – DS Techeetah – 87 pts
  • 2 Lotterer – DS Techeetah – 86 pts
  • 3 Frijins – Envision Virgin Racing – 81 pts
  • 4 Da Costa – BMW i Andretti Motorsport – 70 pts
  • 5 Di Grassi – Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler – 70 pts
  • 6 Evans – Panasonic Jaguar Racing – 69 pts
  • 7 D’Ambrosio – Mahindra Racing- 65 pts
  • 8 Rowland – Nissan E.Dams – 59 pts
  • 9 Abt – Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler – 59 pts
  • 10 Bird – Envision Virgin Racing – 54 pts

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