Nick Cassidy claims back-to-back pole positions for round 12 around the streets of New York.
Championship leader Edoardo Mortara failed to set a lap time within the first six minutes after suffering issues with the car. As a result, he will start from the back of the grid for the E-Prix.
Sergio Sette Camara tops the timing sheet of Group A with a 1:09.566. He is closely followed by yesterday’s race winner Nick Cassidy, who took P2 with a 1:09.608. Nyck de Vries claimed P3 with a 1:09.670 while Alexander Sims took the final duel spot with a 1:09.692. Championship contenders Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird both clipped the wall, leaving them unable to improve.
Eliminated in Group A
RokiT’s Lucas Di Grassi topped the times in Group B with a 1:09.353; however, he is placed under investigation for qualifying procedures and is dropped to P10. In place, Mitch Evans is promoted to the top spot with 1:09.371. Antonio Felix Da Costa claimed P2 with a 1:09.407 while Stoffel Vandoorne took P3 with a 1:09.453. After promotion, Andre Lotterer took the last duel spot with a 1:09.467.
Eliminated in Group B
Lucas Di Grassi
Lotterer and Sette Camara were the first to go head to head in the duels. Lotterer takes to the track first and despite a small lock-up early on sets a 1:08.685. This, however, was unable to be beaten by Sette Camara, who narrowly missed out with a 1:08.726.
Vandoorne and Cassidy were next to face each other. Vandoorne leads out onto the track; however, a few mistakes left him eliminated with a 1:08.765. Cassidy progresses onto the semi-finals after setting a 1:08.657
De Vries and Da Costa take to the track in the next duels. De Vries took to the track first, setting a 1:08.880 after taking to the curbs. Da Costa used this to his advantage, progressing to the semi-finals after setting a 1:08.721.
Sims and Evans were the last pair to go head-to-head. Sims takes to the track first, setting an incredible 1:08.796. This was unable to be beaten by championship contender Evans, who missed out by six-thousandths of a second with a 1:08.802 after clipping the wall.
Lotterer and Cassidy were the first to go head-to-head in the semi-finals. Cassidy sees himself through to the final once again after setting 1:08.795. Lotterer, see’s himself eliminated after setting a 1:10.420 following multiple mistakes.
Da Costa and Sims were the last pair to face off in the semi-finals. Sims took to the track first, setting an incredible 1:08.830. This, however, wasn’t enough to see him progress into the finals as Da Costa set a 1:08.681.
Yesterday’s pole sitter and race winner Cassidy faces Da Costa in the final qualifying duel. Cassidy took to the track first, claiming the fastest time of the day with a 1:08.584. This was unable to be beaten by Da Costa, who sees himself in P2 after setting a 1:08.751.