Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Wehrlein scored his second career ABB Formula E Championship pole on the streets of Paris. The German will be joined on the front row by Nissan e.dams’ Oliver Rowland, with his teammate Sebastien Buemi in third. Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns starts fourth, Venturi’s Felipe Massa in fifth and championship leader Jerome d’Ambrosio rounding out the top six.
After a troublesome morning, which saw Sam Bird among other drivers sustain damage in the wet conditions, it was GEOX Dragon’s rookie Max Gunther who just missed out on Super Pole. The German driver will start the race in seventh ahead of fellow Germans Andre Lotterer (DS Techeetah) and Daniel Abt for Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler.
Behind Abt is his teammate Lucas di Grassi, who previously held the overall course record here in Paris. Behind the Brazilian on the starting grid will be home race hero Tom Dillmann for NIO and Edoardo Mortata in 12th who separates Dillmann from his teammate Oliver Turvey in 13th.
Starting 14th in his home race is reigning champion and DS Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne. After the Parisian won here last season, the Frenchman will be hoping for a repeat performance here in Les Invalides. Close behind Vergne is Envision Virgin Racing’s Bird in 15th, BMW i Andretti Autosport’s front-man Antonio Felix da Costa and Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Alex Lynn in 17th, who sits ahead of da Costa’s teammate Alex Sims in 18th and HWA Racelab’s Gary Paffett in 19th.
After winning in Rome for the first time, Jaguar’s Mitch Evans will start the race 20th in front of HWA’s Stoffel Vandoorne and Dragon’s Jose-Maria Lopez, who sits at the back of the grid.