Di Grassi Sets Pace in Beijing ePrix Practice 2

After a Renault e.dams-dominated opening practice for the FIA Formula E Beijing ePrix, it was Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport that made a statement in the final practice for the event.

Lucas di Grassi laid down a 1:37.2 to claim the second session by 0.7 seconds over teammate Daniel Abt. Di Grassi took the top spot after topping the charts for much of the session, with Abt rising into the runner-up position in the closing moments.

Stéphane Sarrazin led the way for Venturi to take third in the session, with Team Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa and Renault e.dams’ Nico Prost rounding out the top five.

The session came to an early end after Andretti Formula E driver Simona de Silvestro got into the wall on the tight Beijing circuit to force a red flag.

With practice complete, the Formula E field will return to the Beijing street course for qualifying before commencing with the second running of the Beijing ePrix.

Practice 2 Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time Gap
1 11 Lucas DI GRASSI ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 7 1:37.279 +0.000s
2 66 Daniel ABT ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 7 1:37.993 +0.714
3 4 Stephane SARRAZIN Venturi Formula E Team 9 1:38.336 +1.057
4 55 Antonio Felix DA COSTA Team Aguri 7 1:39.768 +2.489
5 8 Nicolas PROST Renault e.Dams 10 1:39.827 +2.548
6 77 Nathanael BERTHON Team Aguri 5 1:40.283 +3.004
7 23 Nick HEIDFELD Mahindra Racing Formula E Team 5 1:40.349 +3.070
8 25 Jean-Eric VERGNE DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team 8 1:40.376 +3.097
9 9 Sebastien BUEMI Renault e.Dams 9 1:40.669 +3.390
10 27 Robin FRIJNS Andretti Formula E Race Team 8 1:40.978 +3.699
11 88 Oliver TURVEY NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team 10 1:41.055 +3.776
12 1 Nelson PIQUET JR NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team 4 1:41.333 +4.054
13 21 Bruno SENNA Mahindra Racing Formula E Team 9 1:41.457 +4.178
14 2 Sam BIRD DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team 9 1:41.474 +4.195
15 7 Jerome D'AMBROSIO Dragon Racing 10 1:41.965 +4.686
16 6 Loïc DUVAL Dragon Racing 10 1:42.408 +5.129
17 28 Simona DE SILVESTRO Andretti Formula E Race Team 8 1:43.150 +5.871
18 12 Jacques VILLENEUVE Venturi Formula E Team 2

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