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Sport Berlin Formula E: D'Ambrosio leads combined Berlin practice times

15:17  08 august  2020
15:17  08 august  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Mahindra Racing’s Jerome D ’ Ambrosio posted the benchmark time in Practice 2 ahead of qualifying for the Berlin E -Prix presented by CBMM Niobium D ’ Ambrosio followed up a strong showing in the first session, where he set the second-quickest time , just 0.084 seconds behind DS Techeetah’s

marshals on site at Berlin - which will result in longer delays - but combined with the powertrain failure, on-track Dragon's Nico Muller wound up fourth, eclipsing the time of Jerome d ’ Ambrosio who ran in the Two- time DTM champion Rene Rast marked his return to Formula E with 17th, one spot

a motorcycle is parked on the side of a road: D'Ambrosio leads combined Berlin practice times © LAT Images D'Ambrosio leads combined Berlin practice times

Mahindra Racing driver Jerome D'Ambrosio topped the combined Formula E free practice times with a late flying lap on the Tempelhof Airport circuit to depose Maximilian Guenther.

A 1m06.723s effort on full 250kW power, set after the chequered flag for the second 30-minute session, boosted D'Ambrosio above Guenther by 0.109s.

Ahead of the second brace of races, the Berlin track was washed to clear some of the rubber laid down from the two E-Prix won by Antonio Felix da Costa on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Nissan driver Oliver Rowland topped the first practice session on the reversed Tempelhof Airport circuit for the Berlin E -Prix as the 2019-20 Formula E Dragon's Nico Muller wound up fourth, eclipsing the time of Jerome d ’ Ambrosio who ran in the higher-power attack mode for Mahindra Racing.

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Michelin also issued revised tyres pressures, down by 0.1-bar, which resulted in the cars lapping with identical times to the reversed circuit layout used previously.

A strong time for defending champion Jean-Eric Vergne, who only scored a single point earlier this week, boosted him to third place ahead of Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi - the polesitter for the Berlin E-Prix last season.

Nyck de Vries rounded out the top five for Mercedes ahead of points leader da Costa - who is already in mathematical contention of winning the title with three races to spare.

Da Costa topped the free practice one running on a 1m06.831 ahead of D'Ambrosio, and the DS Techeetah pilot led for much of the opening minutes in the second session after his 200kW first effort.

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Nyck de Vries took Mercedes to the top of the Formula E times in a tame second practice session at Tempelhof Airport ahead of the Berlin E -Prix. Gunther would see the session out in third place ahead of an improved Mahindra Racing charge led by Jerome D ’ Ambrosio in fourth place.

Formula E charged back into life this morning with Nissan e .dams’ Oliver Rowland setting the early benchmark in Practice 1 ahead of Round 6 of the He wound up second with Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), Nico Mueller (GEOX Dragon), Jerome D ’ Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) Alex Sims in the

a close up of a car: D'Ambrosio leads combined Berlin practice times © LAT Images D'Ambrosio leads combined Berlin practice times

But on his full power run, he locked up under braking in the second sector to lose 0.2s, having beaten Vergne's sector one benchmark.

Sergio Sette Camara was seventh for the Dragon Racing squad, beating Audi's Lucas di Grassi and Guenther's team-mate Alexander Sims.

Stoffel Vandoorne completed the top 10 for Mercedes, ahead of fellow rookie team Porsche - with Andre Lotterer in 11th ahead of Venturi's Edoardo Mortara.

Despite beating da Costa's early time courtesy of an attack mode boost, Mitch Evans would fall to 13th as Jaguar continues to struggle for pace.

The only stoppage across the two sessions came courtesy of double DTM champion Rene Rast.

In first practice, his Audi car stopped exiting Turn 4 after only 10 laps and could not be restarted, which led to a brief red flag period.

In the later and hotter practice run, he ended the times in 22nd ahead of both NIO 333 drivers Oliver Turvey and Daniel Abt.

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Berlin Formula E FP2 - Results

PosDriverTeamTime
1Jerome d'AmbrosioMahindra1m06.723s
2Maximilian GuentherBMW1m06.832s
3Jean-Eric VergneDS Techeetah1m06.866s
4Sebastien Buemie.dams1m06.879s
5Nyck de VriesMercedes1m06.900s
6Antonio Felix da CostaDS Techeetah1m06.943s
7Sergio Sette CamaraDragon1m06.949s
8Lucas di GrassiAudi1m06.987s
9Alexander SimsBMW1m07.019s
10Stoffel VandoorneMercedes1m07.034s
11Andre LottererPorsche1m07.069s
12Edoardo MortaraVenturi1m07.098s
13Mitch EvansJaguar1m07.119s
14Sam BirdVirgin1m07.128s
15Nico MullerDragon1m07.134s
16James CaladoJaguar1m07.195s
17Felipe MassaVenturi1m07.210s
18Alex LynnMahindra1m07.219s
19Robin FrijnsVirgin1m07.313s
20Oliver Rowlande.dams1m07.324s
21Neel JaniPorsche1m07.388s
22Rene RastAudi1m07.403s
23Oliver TurveyNIO1m07.590s
24Daniel AbtNIO1m08.001s

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