Photo: Formula E - Sam Bloxham

Monaco e-Prix FP2: Günther goes fastest at Maserati’s home race

The session rather uninterrupted with drivers back out onto the track less than an hour after the opening practice session of the day.


With ten minutes left on the clock, Envision’s Sébastien Buemi was leading the standings, 0.109 seconds ahead of Sacha Fenestraz in his Nissan. Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti was third,  Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Penske) fourth and Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS) rounded out the top five.

This result would give Jaguar powertrains another huge boost going into one of the most prestigious races on the motorsport calendar, with the full Formula One circuit being used again.


As the clock ticked down, the track got busier and some were finding it tough to make space in order to start a flying lap. Evans went back to the top of the timesheets, 0.095 seconds ahead of Buemi.


Race winner last time Nick Cassidy hailed to get many laps in during practice and with five minutes left to go, he hasn’t even done a flying lap in either session so far. He was heard on team radio complaining about massive vibrations while driving the car, giving the team a massive uphill struggle to get the car ready for qualifying. However, he did manage to get out of the pits late in the running.


The running order changed again as the final flying laps took place. Maximilian Günther went fastest, before Jake Dennis moved to the top, 0.075 seconds ahead of the Masertai MSG driver. Evans was in third, with Sérgio Sette Câmara (NIO 333)  in fourth and reigning World Champion, Stoffel Vandoorne, in fifth for DS Penske.

While James Bond might not be in Monaco this weekend, Günther went 0.007 seconds faster than Evans, who also went fastest on his final lap. This meant that the Monaco-based Maserati MSG group would go into qualifying  with hope of claiming an historic pole positon.


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