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Mortara takes pole for Round 7 in Berlin

Edoardo Mortara Takes First Ever Pole in Berlin

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Edoardo Mortara takes Pole position for Round 7. Alexander Sims lining up beside him on the front row.

Group A

Group A proved very competitive with all 11 drivers being separated by only 1.14 seconds. Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein took the top spot setting a 1:06.532. He was closely followed by Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne with a 1:06.803. RoKit Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara set the third fastest time with a 1:06.900. Sergio Sette Camara put his Dragon Penske in the last of the duel spot claiming a 1:06.913. This marks the first time Camara has progressed to the duels this season.

Eliminated in Group A:

Mitch Evans

Jake Dennis

Lucas Di Grassi

Oliver Turvey

Maximilian Gunther

Nick Cassidy

Dan Ticktum

Group B

Antonio Felix De Costa sets the fastest time of Group B with a 1:06.739 followed closely by Andre Lotterer who claimed P2 with a 1:06.767. The second DS Tcheetah places P3 with a 1:06.908. Sebastien Buemi claimed the final duel place with a 1:06.933 however due to having his time deleted Alexander Sims takes the final duel place with a 1:07.242. This is Sim’s first progression to a duel and therefore his best qualifying of the season.

Eliminated in Group B:

Sebastien Buemi

Nyck de Vries

Oliver Rowland

Sam Bird

Antonio Giovinazzi

Robin Frijns

Oliver Askew

Quarter Final One

Sim’s and Wehrlein were the first to go head to head. With Buemi’s lap time deletetion, Sim’s moved up the order. The duel had a slight delay as the movement meant Sim’s had to jump back into the car.

Despite his short notice Sim’s came out on top with a 1:05.939. Weherlin was eliminated setting a 1:06.157.

Quarter Final Two

A battle for the championship was next up with Vandoorne and Vergne going head to head. Vergne who is currently P2 in the Driver’s Standings came out on top with a 1:05.893.

Vandoorne was eliminated with a 1:06.302.

Quarter Final Three

Mortara and Lotterer were the next to go up against each other. Mortara progressing through to the Semi-Finals after setting a 1:05.954. Very closely behind followed Lotterer with a 1:05.962 despite this he was eliminated.

Quarter Final Four

Sette Camara and Da Costa faced each other in the last duel of the quarter-finals. Sette Camera making his duel debut set a 1:06.299. This however wasn’t fast enough to send him through as Da Costa set a 1:06.064 progressing him to the semi-finals.

Semi Final One

Sims and Vergne both progressed to the semi final. However for the first time this season both driver set an identical time of 1:06.050. As Sim’s was the first to set the time he progressed into the final.

Speaking to Channel 4 Vergne commented saying “Very, very p****d off. This is the stupidest rule I’ve ever seen”

Semi Final Two

In the aftermath of semi-final one, Mortara and Da Costa were the next to step up. Mortara set a 1:05.914 progressing him to the final.

Da Costa set a 1:05.999 however this saw him eliminated.

Final

With the qualifying rule standing Sim’s faced Mortara in the final.

Despite Sim’s setting two purple sectors and setting a 1:06.230 Mortara clinched pole position with a 1:06.093 after claiming the last purple sector. This see Mortara start the race later today on pole for the first time in his Formula E career.

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