London Formula E: Nelson Piquet Jr 16th, Stephane Sarrazin on pole

Points leader Nelson Piquet Jr will line up only 16th for Sunday afternoon's Formula E championship after rain interrupted qualifying, while Stephane Sarrazin took pole

London Formula E: Nelson Piquet Jr 16th, Stephane Sarrazin on pole

Team China Racing driver Piquet encountered the wettest of the conditions as part of the third five-car mini-session and will start the race 10 places behind nearest challenger Sebastien Buemi and five places down on the only other driver who can win the championship, Lucas di Grassi.

The top times were set in the opening two sessions prior to Piquet's group taking to the track.

Sarrazin claimed pole in the opening session for Venturi with a 1m23.901s, which put him six hundredths up on Dragon Racing driver Jerome d'Ambrosio.

Loic Duval put in a 1m24.107s lap good enough for third in the second session, during which the rain intensified.

The worsening conditions meant that Piquet was a dozen seconds off the pace in the third mini-session and then further demoted when the rain eased for the fourth session.

Piquet leads the championship by five points from Buemi, with di Grassi a further 13 behind.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Stephane Sarrazin Venturi Spark-Renault 1m23.901s -
2 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon Spark-Renault 1m23.965s 0.064s
3 Loic Duval Dragon Spark-Renault 1m24.107s 0.206s
4 Sam Bird Virgin Spark-Renault 1m24.241s 0.340s
5 Bruno Senna Mahindra Spark-Renault 1m24.318s 0.417s
6 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Spark-Renault 1m24.385s 0.484s
7 Nick Heidfeld Venturi Spark-Renault 1m25.494s 1.593s
8 Salvador Duran Aguri Spark-Renault 1m25.649s 1.748s
9 Alex Fontana Trulli Spark-Renault 1m25.689s 1.788s
10 Jarno Trulli Trulli Spark-Renault 1m27.093s 3.192s
11 Lucas di Grassi Abt Spark-Renault 1m32.570s 8.669s
12 Oliver Turvey China Spark-Renault 1m33.626s 9.725s
13 Simona de Silvestro Andretti Spark-Renault 1m34.167s 10.266s
14 Jean-Eric Vergne Andretti Spark-Renault 1m35.032s 11.131s
15 Nicolas Prost e.dams Spark-Renault 1m35.111s 11.210s
16 Nelson Piquet Jr. China Spark-Renault 1m35.284s 11.383s
17 Fabio Leimer Virgin Spark-Renault 1m35.543s 11.642s
18 Daniel Abt Abt Spark-Renault 1m38.473s 14.572s
19 Karun Chandhok Mahindra Spark-Renault 1m41.232s 17.331s
- Sakon Yamamoto Aguri Spark-Renault - -

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