Dennis wows house Method E crowd with pole

Second on observe after Vandoorne kicked off proceedings within the battle for Saturday pole, Dennis took a slender benefit within the opening sector because the Belgian bought very near the Flip 2 barrier.

Dennis then opened the hole additional, and though his slight slide within the remaining couple of corners helped Vandoorne discover a while again, the Avalanche Andretti driver did sufficient to say his second Method E pole.

The British driver, who had mentioned on Friday it could be troublesome to repeat his 2021 win on the ExCeL earlier than topping observe on Saturday morning, had earlier denied an all-Mercedes remaining with a 1m13.005s effort to dispatch Nyck de Vries.

The defending champion therfore takes third on the grid, having set a semi-final time sooner than Sergio Sette Camara.

The Brazilian had made a shock look within the semis, however couldn’t overcome a mighty lap from Vandoorne, a 1m13.131s – over 0.3s sooner than his Dragon Penske rival.

Vandoorne discovered a hatful of time over a tightly contested quarter-final bout with Andre Lotterer, who was forward by 0.01s by the shut of the primary sector – however the Porsche driver didn’t sustain that tempo and started to fall behind, with the hole virtually 4 tenths of a second on the line in Vandoorne’s favour.

Sette Camara then bagged his first semi-finals place with victory over Dennis’s teammate Oliver Askew of their duel, discovering practically 1 / 4 of a second over the American within the opening sector and cracking open the hole, logging a 1m13.330s to Askew’s 1m13.688s.

De Vries made it two Mercedes within the semi-finals with a 0.4s benefit over New York Metropolis winner Nick Cassidy, because the Envision driver tagged the wall on his lap and misplaced time – thus, the Kiwi was denied a 3rd consecutive likelihood to say factors for pole.

Sergio Sette Camara, Dragon Penske Autosport, Penske EV-5

Sergio Sette Camara, Dragon Penske Autosport, Penske EV-5

Picture by: Sam Bagnall / Motorsport Pictures

Dennis then set the quickest quarter-final time with a 1m13.225s to beat Maximilian Guenther into the ultimate 4. The Nissan driver was a late call-up into the ultimate, as Venturi’s Lucas di Grassi misplaced his laptimes within the group phases.

Askew’s greatest time among the many eradicated drivers places him fifth on the grid for the race, forward of Guenther, whereas Cassidy sits forward of Lotterer on the fourth row.

Each Jaguars didn’t progress from Group A, as Mitch Evans misplaced time with a lock-up within the first sector and was unable to make it by means of.

Guenther was only a shade away from making it into the duels, and though Vandoorne’s remaining session-topping lap was sufficient to push the German out of the highest 4, di Grassi had his laptimes deleted for impeding Robin Frijns – inflicting him to angrily remonstrate with the reside feed digicam. The Brazilian will begin from the again of the grid.

Each Venturis couldn’t progress to the quarter-finals as Edoardo Mortara struggled for grip and confidence on his remaining lap, inserting fifth in group.

This was forward of each DS Techeetahs, as neither Antonio Felix da Costa nor Jean-Eric Vergne may progress into the ultimate eight – dealing a giant hit to the latter’s title bid following a point-shy weekend in New York Metropolis.

Mortara thus assumes ninth on the grid, forward of Frijns – fifth quickest in Group A – with the DS Techeetahs and Jaguars occupying the following two rows.

Da Costa begins forward of Sam Chicken in eleventh and twelfth, with Vergne forward of Evans on the row behind.

London E-Prix grid

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