Giovinazzi earns uncommon spotlight amid bleak Method E season

Antonio Giovinazzi lastly delivered a spotlight in an in any other case depressing rookie Method E season by qualifying third on the grid for the second race of the London double-header weekend.

Ex-Method 1 driver Giovinazzi was but to make it via to the duel section of qualifying throughout his rookie Method E season with Dragon Penske and had a greatest race end of sixteenth at Monaco.

However he was in a position to comply with up his team-mate Sergio Sette Camara’s starring Saturday position by breaking into the duels and beating reigning champion Nyck de Vries to say his spot within the semi-finals.

He wasn’t in a position to overcome Venturi’s Lucas di Grassi of their duel however he was quicker than the opposite semi-final loser Antonio Felix da Costa and thusly secured third place on the grid for Sunday’s race.

He’ll be hoping to keep away from the destiny of team-mate Sette Camara who was cruelly denied factors on and was made “to seem like a clown”.

Di Grassi was defeated within the closing duel by Jake Dennis, who secured a brace of pole positions for the Avalanche Andretti staff by smashing di Grassi’s error-strewn lap by 1.1s.

De Vries was the quickest of the quarter closing losers and can line up in fifth place forward of Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and Nick Cassidy (Envision).

Dennis’ team-mate Oliver Askew hit the wall in his quarter-final duel and drops three additional locations on the grid to eleventh for crossing the pit exit line.

Factors chief Stoffel Vandoorne did not make the duels however so did all of his championship rivals.

The Mercedes EQ driver took thirteenth on the grid whereas his nearest rival Mitch Evans (24 factors adrift) will begin alongside him on the seventh row.

Jean-Eric Vergne has fallen 45 factors again however he’ll begin because the highest-placed of the championship high 4 in ninth place following Askew’s penalty.

Fellow Mercedes-powered runner Edoardo Mortara, who’s third within the factors, is down in seventeenth place.

Qualifying Outcomes

Pos Title Group Automotive Q1 Q2 Q3 This fall
1 Jake Dennis Avalanche Andretti BMW i FE.21 1m13.279s 1m12.661s 1m12.649s 1m12.535s
2 Lucas Di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m13.006s 1m12.686s 1m12.641s 1m13.619s
3 Antonio Giovinazzi Dragon / Penske Autosport Penske EV-5 1m13.327s 1m12.98s 1m12.962s
4 António Félix da Costa DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE21 1m13.36s 1m13s 1m13.028s
5 Nyck de Vries Mercedes-Benz EQ Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m13.37s 1m13.043s
6 Sébastien Buemi Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03 1m13.414s 1m13.197s
7 Nick Cassidy Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07 1m13.411s 1m13.49s
8 Oliver Askew Avalanche Andretti BMW i FE.21 1m13.473s 1m44.374s
9 Maximilian Günther Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03 1m13.497s
10 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE21 1m13.422s
11 Oliver Rowland Mahindra Racing Mahindra M8Electro 1m13.544s
12 Pascal Wehrlein TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electrical 1m13.507s
13 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-Benz EQ Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m13.624s
14 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Kind 5 1m13.511s
15 Sam Chook Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Kind 5 1m13.652s
16 Daniel Ticktum NIO 333 Racing NIO 333 001 1m13.696s
17 Edoardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 1m13.745s
18 Robin Frijns Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07 1m13.748s
19 Sérgio Sette Câmara Dragon / Penske Autosport Penske EV-5 1m13.745s
20 Oliver Turvey NIO 333 Racing NIO 333 001 1m13.948s
21 André Lotterer TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electrical 1m14.076s
22 Alexander Sims Mahindra Racing Mahindra M8Electro 1m14.729s

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