Pascal Wehrlein took the pole position of the Puebla E-Prix and will start the race from the front tonight thanks to a greatly improved track in Super Pole.
1:40 seconds before the end of the session, the six cars first took the track. In the process, it was like a race. Things got “messy” in turn 1. Frijns braked and a Jaguar overtook an opponent. Then came Antonio Felix da Costa’s first lap time of 1:24.881. He led after Group 1 ahead of Evans.
Again, the drivers started at 1:40 seconds remaining. All drivers were faster than the Q1 drivers. The track development was probably as big as feared. Then a new best time was set by Pascal Wehrlein. The Porsche driver took the top spot with a 1:23.505, Rowland was the new second.
Most drivers came onto the track with 1 minute remaining. Guenther just managed to move up to 5th place, all the other drivers were even slower. Lynn had probably made a mistake and sorted himself into 15th place.
With 2 minutes remaining, the last drivers of the group also took off. Norman Nato sorted himself only on 16th place after a scary stray in the last corner, that was a disappointing result. Sette Camara advanced to 9th, Eriksson was surprisingly 14th, Blomqvist had lost seven seconds on his lap. Buemi was a disappointing 21st.
Mortara started first. The lap time: 1:27.217. That would have earned him only 23rd place in the group stage, not a satisfactory result. The next driver was Guenther. He drove best time:1:25.095. Due to Mortara’s driving mistake, he was naturally in front. But Vergne then drove the best lap up to that point. With a 1:24.282 he took the lead. That was a clean lap. But Vergne was quickly defeated by Jake Dennis, who put together a really strong lap.
Rowland had the two best sector times but lost a precious tenth to Dennis in the last section. It was fortunately still enough! Rowland took provisional pole position with 1:23.838. Last to go was Pascal Wehrlein. The Porsche driver saved a razor-thin lead of 0.058 seconds over the finish line. The best time: 1:23.780. He thus took pole position!
The times after the Super-Pole:
|2||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.dams||+0.058|
|3||Jake Dennis||BMW i Andretti||+0.099|
|5||Maximillian Guenther||BMW i Andretti||+1.315|
|6||Eduardo Mortara||ROKiT Venturi Racing||+3.437|