Berlin Formula E: Jose Maria Lopez sets fastest time in practice

Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest time of Formula E's Berlin weekend so far to top practice for Sunday's race

Berlin Formula E: Jose Maria Lopez sets fastest time in practice

The DS Virgin Racing driver leapt to the top of the times midway through FP2, deposing Saturday's race winner Felix Rosenqvist in the process.

Rosenqvist set the early pace on a 1m07.753s, which Lopez edged by almost a tenth to set a new Tempelhof record of 1m07.670s.

Lopez's effort meant Sebastien Buemi's hold of the lap record lasted little more than an hour - the Renault e.dams driver having topped FP1 with a 1m07.712s.

Buemi was in the clear in the opening session, opting for full-power 200kW laps while the other frontrunners focused on race-power runs.

In FP2 he left his qualifying simulation until the last moment, then jumped to third with a 1m07.782s.

That dropped the second DS Virgin of Sam Bird to fourth ahead of Daniel Abt.

A lurid Jean-Eric Vergne ended up sixth-fastest, having lost time with a sideways moment through the final corner.

Lucas di Grassi lapped faster than his Saturday pole time but was still only ninth fastest, half a second off the pace, as a host of drivers improved in warm conditions and with the track at its most rubbered-in.

FREE PRACTICE ONE RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Renault 1m07.712s - 24
2 Maro Engel Venturi Venturi 1m08.857s 1.145s 33
3 Jose Maria Lopez Virgin DS Virgin 1m08.951s 1.239s 28
4 Lucas di Grassi Abt ABT Schaeffler 1m09.032s 1.320s 27
5 Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Mahindra 1m09.086s 1.374s 24
6 Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah Renault 1m09.136s 1.424s 24
7 Sam Bird Virgin DS Virgin 1m09.266s 1.554s 24
8 Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Mahindra 1m09.279s 1.567s 24
9 Stephane Sarrazin Techeetah Renault 1m09.408s 1.696s 27
10 Nicolas Prost e.dams Renault 1m09.465s 1.753s 26
11 Daniel Abt Abt ABT Schaeffler 1m09.473s 1.761s 29
12 Oliver Turvey NextEV NEXTEV TCR 1m09.598s 1.886s 28
13 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon Penske 1m09.628s 1.916s 20
14 Mitch Evans Jaguar Jaguar 1m09.658s 1.946s 17
15 Nelson Piquet Jr. NextEV NEXTEV TCR 1m09.694s 1.982s 27
16 Loic Duval Dragon Penske 1m09.929s 2.217s 18
17 Tom Dillmann Venturi Venturi 1m09.950s 2.238s 24
18 Antonio Felix da Costa Andretti Andretti 1m10.012s 2.300s 20
19 Adam Carroll Jaguar Jaguar 1m10.083s 2.371s 24
20 Robin Frijns Andretti Andretti 1m10.129s 2.417s 20

FREE PRACTICE TWO RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Jose Maria Lopez Virgin DS Virgin 1m07.670s - 12
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Mahindra 1m07.753s 0.083s 17
3 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Renault 1m07.782s 0.112s 17
4 Sam Bird Virgin DS Virgin 1m07.916s 0.246s 16
5 Daniel Abt Abt ABT Schaeffler 1m08.034s 0.364s 17
6 Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah Renault 1m08.078s 0.408s 13
7 Nicolas Prost e.dams Renault 1m08.159s 0.489s 15
8 Oliver Turvey NextEV NEXTEV TCR 1m08.186s 0.516s 11
9 Lucas di Grassi Abt ABT Schaeffler 1m08.206s 0.536s 20
10 Maro Engel Venturi Venturi 1m08.388s 0.718s 22
11 Nelson Piquet Jr. NextEV NEXTEV TCR 1m08.530s 0.860s 14
12 Loic Duval Dragon Penske 1m08.669s 0.999s 11
13 Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Mahindra 1m08.683s 1.013s 13
14 Antonio Felix da Costa Andretti Andretti 1m08.875s 1.205s 11
15 Stephane Sarrazin Techeetah Renault 1m08.931s 1.261s 12
16 Robin Frijns Andretti Andretti 1m09.030s 1.360s 12
17 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon Penske 1m09.076s 1.406s 11
18 Tom Dillmann Venturi Venturi 1m09.230s 1.560s 20
19 Mitch Evans Jaguar Jaguar 1m09.290s 1.620s 17
20 Adam Carroll Jaguar Jaguar 1m09.944s 2.274s 13


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