Sacha Fenestraz will start the Cape Town ePrix from pole position after beating Maximilian Günther in the final, claiming his best start in the series yet.
It wasn’t a good session for two Mahindra drivers, Oliver Rowland and Lucas di Grassi nor ABT’s Kelvin van der Linde and Nico Mueller, who is replacing the injured Robin Frijns. None of these drivers were able to take part in qualifying and confirmed their withdrawl from the event due to an issue and safety concerns with the rear suspension of their cars. ABT are a customer team of Mahindra.
Group A’s session saw McLaren’s Jake Hughes hit the wall on the entry to turn one, but he was able to continue. Sacha Fenetraz, Nick Cassidy, Pascal Wehrlein and Jean-Eric Vernge all progressed into the quarter-finals.
Group B saw the drama continue, with Edoardo Mortara and Sam Bird crashing out at turn nine and brining out the red flag. Rene Rast, Mitch Evans, Sebastian Buemi and Maximillian Guenther all progressing to the quarter-finals.
Pascal Wehrlein vs Nick Cassidy was the first duel up, with the Envision driver of Cassidy claiming victory.
Sebastian Fenetraz would then claim victory in his duel against Jean-Eric Vergne, despite sliding through the final corner.
Mitch Evans progressed to the final four after Sebasitan Buemi crashed during his lap.
Then, Maximillian Guenther claimed his first semi-final appearence of the season after beating Rene Rast in his duel.
Cassidy vs Fenetraz was the first duel up and it was the French Nissan driver of Fenertraz that became the first name in the final.
Maxillian Günther went one better than his first semi-final appearnace, but also making it his first final appearance after beating Mitch Evans.
Sacha Fenestraz then continued his impressive form by beating Maximilian Günther in the final.