DS Tcheetah claim front row lock out in Jakarta

Vergne takes record breaking pole in Jakarta

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Jean-Eric Vergne takes record breaking pole in Jakarta as DS Techeetah claims a front-row lockout.

As Formula E makes its debut in Indonesia qualifying gets underway for Round 9.

Group A

Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne takes the top spot of Group A with a 1:08.829. Following closely behind championship rival Jean-Eric Vergne with a 1:08.898. Avalanche Andretti’s Jake Dennis takes P3 with a 1:08.988. Nissan E.dams Sebastien Buemi progresses onto his first duel of the season after setting a 1:09.098. Envisions Robin Frijns was forced to retire after sustaining damage and being unable to set a lap time within the first five minutes. Porsche’s Andre Lotterer breaks his streak failing to progress into the duels for the first time this season

Eliminated in Group A

Andre Lotterer

Lucas Di Grassi

Nick Cassidy

Maximillian Gunther

Sergio Sette Camara

Oliver Askew

Robin Frijns

Group B

DS Techeetach’s Antonio Felix Da Costa takes the top spot of Group B with a 1:08.715 followed closely by ROKiT Venturi’s Eduardo Mortara with a 1:08.716. Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein takes P3 with a 1:08.974 while Jaguar TCS’s Mitch Evans claims the final duel spot with a 1:09.045. Group B proved very close with the top nine separated by under a second.

Eliminated in Group B

Nyck de Vries

Oliver Rowland

Sam Bird

Oliver Turvey

Dan Ticktum

Alexander Sims

Antonio Giovinazzi

Quarter-Final One

Evans and Vandoorne were the first drivers to go head-to-head. Evans taking to the track first setting a 1:08.935. This saw him progress to the Semi-finals as Vandoorne makes an early mistake putting in a 1:09.268. Leaving the current Championship leader to be eliminated.

Quarter-Final Two

Moving onto the second duel Wehrlein and Verge faced each other. Wehrlein was the first onto track setting a benchmark time of 1:09.029. This however wasn’t enough to see him progress into the semi-finals as Vergne sets a 1:08.917.

Quarter-Final Three

Dennis and Mortara were next up to the duels. Dennis sets a benchmark time of 1:08.653 however this saw him eliminated. Determined to keep his streak of progressing to the finals when making the duels Mortara set an astonishing lap with a 1:08.419.

Quarter-Final Four

Buemi and Da Costa were the final pair to face off. Buemi made a late mistake running wide setting a 1:09.188. This however saw him eliminated as with the track improving Da Costa set an impressive 1:08.336.

Semi-Final One

Championship contenders Evans and Vergne were the first to face each other in the semi-final. In a very close duel, Evans set the benchmark time of 1:08.658 however this saw him eliminated. Vergne however progressed to the final after setting a 1:08.358.

Semi-Final Two

Moving onto the second semi-final Mortara faced Da Costa. Mortara made a very early mistake setting a 1:08.693. This however was beaten by Da Costa who set an incredible 1:02.81 progressing onto the final.


Both DS Techeetah’s will line up on the front row for Round 9 as Vergne and Da Costa went head to head in the final. Vergne took to the track first setting a 1:08.523 claiming him pole position. Da Costa with slightly warmer tyres made a mistake in the first sector setting a 1:09.340.

This sees Vergne takes his 15th Formula E career pole a new record in the series.

Head Image Credit: DS TECHEETAH on Twitter

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