Nick Cassidy takes third career pole position at the New York E-Prix.
Both Envision cars topped the timing sheets of Group A. Robin Frijns taking the top spot with a 1:09.528. Teammate Nick Cassidy followed closely behind with a 1:09.640. Stoffel Vandoorne was next to cross the line claiming P3 with a 1:09.650, while Sebastien Buemi took the final duel spot with a 1:09.769.
Sergio Sette Camara brought out the red flag with just over nine minutes to go after making contact with the barriers.
Eliminated in Group A
Nyck de Vries
Sergio Sette Camara
The conditions quickly changed for Group B as it started to rain. Battling the weather Lucas Di Grassi took the top spot with a 1:10.678. Mahindra’s Alexander Sims claimed P2 with a 1:10.751 while Jaguar’s Sam Bird took P3 with a 1:12.239. Pascal Wehrlein claimed the last duel spot after setting a 1:12.330.
Wehrlein and Frijns were the first pairing to go head to head on track. Wehrlein took to the track first setting a 1:14.011 which was enough to see him through to the semi-finals. Frijns followed but with the track getting wetter he set a 1:14.799 which saw him eliminated.
Bird and Cassidy were next up to the duels. Bird took to the track first setting a 1:14.998. This however was not enough to see him through to the semi-finals as Cassidy set a 1:13.657.
Vandoorne and Sims took to the track next, Vandoorne leading the way. With the track now improving Vandoorne claimed his semi-final position with a 1:13.040. This was unable to be beaten by Sims who set a 1:13.220 which saw him eliminated.
Buemi and Di Grassi were the last pairing to go head to head in the quarter-finals. With the track ever improving the lap times continued to fall. Buemi hit the track first setting a 1:12.546. This was however unable to be beaten by Di Grassi with a 1:12.661 and he saw himself eliminated.
Wehrlein and Cassidy were the first pair to go head to head in the semi-finals. With ever-improving track conditions, Wehrlein took to the track first setting a 1:10.515. This wasn’t however enough to see him through to the finals as Cassidy set an incredible 1:10.367.
Semi Final Two
Vandoorne and Di Grassi were the final pairing to take to the track. Vandoorne showed his strength once again improving his time to a 1:09.515. This was unable to be beaten by Di Grassi who saw himself eliminated with a 1:09.559.
Vandoorne and Cassidy took to the track to battle for pole position. Cassidy took to the track first claiming the pole with a 1:08.980. Vandoorne followed closely behind setting a 1:08.988 missing out by 0.008 seconds.