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Mortara and Frijns do good business in qualifying E-Prix Berlin

Mortara and Frijns do good business in qualifying E-Prix Berlin

15 May - 10:55 Last update: 13:31
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Edoardo Mortara will start the second race of the E-Prix in Berlin from pole position on Sunday afternoon. The driver kept Robin Frijns behind him and thus secured a good starting position. Nyck de Vries will start the race from third place.

Lucas di Grassi got off to an excellent start right away. The driver, who won the second free practice session, set the fourth fastest time in Group A and qualified for the next round. Robin Frijns also did very good business. At the end of the first round, he set the second fastest time, thus qualifying for the quarter-finals. Stoffel Vandoorne was the fastest of the first group, while Nick Cassidy also went through.

In the next round, Nyck de Vries took the start. The Dutchman had not yet found his form in Berlin, but during the second qualifying session of the weekend, De Vries did much better. He recorded the fastest time at the beginning of the first lap and eventually finished on P2. Mortara drove the fastest time and convinced again. André Lotterer and Antonio Felix da Costa also qualified for the quarter-finals.

Thrilling finals in qualifying of E-Prix Berlin

Vandoorne and Lotterer first faced each other. The first driver made a crucial mistake early in his lap, allowing Lotterer to qualify for the semi-finals with a difference of over three tenths. Then it was Frijns' turn. The Dutch driver set a good lap and defeated Da Costa with a small difference.

De Vries also managed to reach the semi-finals. He took on Di Grassi and beat his competitor by a large margin, thus giving De Vries an excellent follow-up to his good qualification. Finally, Mortara also grabbed a ticket to the semifinals. The winner of Saturday won convincingly from Cassidy.

Frijns faced Lotterer in the semifinals. The first driver kept it exciting for a long time, but still managed to set the fastest time. This qualified him for the final. De Vries had a harder time against Mortara. The Dutchman had no chance and had to settle for third place on the grid. In the final, Frijns also failed to be faster than Montara.

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