Berlin 2 – Qualifying: Penultimate Saturday, Jake Dennis takes pole!

Starting from the last row yesterday during the first round of the Berlin E-Prix, Jake Dennis (Andretti) took pole position for this Sunday's event!

Published on 12/05/2024 à 11:45

Michael Duforest

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Berlin 2 – Qualifying: Penultimate Saturday, Jake Dennis takes pole!

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Unlike this Saturday's qualifying, for the first round of the Berlin E-Prix, the Jaguars showed themselves in good form from Group A of qualifying! Nick Cassidy actually set the best time, 95 thousandths ahead of Maximilian Günther's Maserati, and a tenth ahead of Mitch Evans, in the other Jaguar. The latter was tied with Saturday's pole sitter, Edoardo Mortara (Mahindra), fourth and last qualified for the duels.

For Oliver Rowland (Nissan), third in the championship, it was once again a difficult qualification, with the eighth time, between the McLaren by Jake Hughes and ERT by Dan Ticktum. The two ABT Cupras of Lucas di Grassi and Kelvin van der Linde did not see the duels phase either.

The presence in Group B of the two Andrettis seemed to allow the American team not to monopolize the last row, as was the case on Saturday. But at the checkered flag, Jake Dennis and Norman Nato had quite simply achieved... the two best times of the session! 24 hours can sometimes change everything… Stoffel Vandoorne (DS Penske) and Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) accompanied them in the quarter-finals. Jean-Éric Vergne, second in yesterday's round, had to settle for a place on the fifth row of the grid.

Fratricidal duels

In the quarter-finals, Mitch Evans managed to get rid of Günther, before his teammate Nick Cassidy qualified at the expense of Edoardo Mortara. The 100% Jaguar semi-final thus mirrored a semi-final composed entirely of Andretti drivers, Nato having defeated Stoffel Vandoorne, and Dennis having beaten Pascal Wehrlein.

The fratricidal duels turned to the advantage of Cassidy at Jaguar, then Dennis at Andretti. The reigning World Champion beat his teammate Norman Nato by just 22 thousandths of a second, to qualify for the final! During this last clash, the pole seemed to go to Cassidy, but an error on the part of the New Zealander in the hairpin cost him the best time, and the three points that go with it. So it's Jake Dennis who will lead the grid this afternoon, at 15 p.m.!

Berlin 2 – Group A

Berlin 2 – Group B

Berlin 2 – Final stages

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