Marrakech Formula E: Jaguar driver Evans beats Lotterer in practice

Jaguar's Mitch Evans was quickest across both practice sessions ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E race in Marrakech, beating Andre Lotterer to the top of the timesheets in FP2

Marrakech Formula E: Jaguar driver Evans beats Lotterer in practice

Evans set the fastest time - a 1m17.262s - on his final lap of the session, using the full 250kW of power available to post the best lap in the dying stages of FP2.

The Kiwi had led the majority of the session, having set an early benchmark with the 225kW available from attack mode, but was briefly dislodged from the top by Virgin driver Robin Frijns' first full-power lap.

A cold and dusty track at the beginning of the day ensured that the second session was quicker, as temperatures began to rise in Morocco during the morning.

Frijns topped the first session, clocking a 1m17.808s to beat former team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa by one hundredth of a second.

The Dutchman then beat his time from FP1 in the final 10 minutes of the second session, before DS Techeetah driver Lotterer shaded him by a tenth.

Lotterer's time then came under threat from Nissan's Oliver Rowland, but the British driver was baulked by Felipe Massa in the final sector and was unable to capitalise on a strong start to his lap.

But Evans returned to the top, punching in the best overall middle sector on a particularly lively lap to eclipse Lotterer by a quarter of a second.

The German held off from Sebastien Buemi, who was 0.056 seconds behind to claimed the third-fastest time - ahead of early championship leader Da Costa and Frijns.

Rowland's best lap was good enough for sixth despite Massa's interference, as Dragon's Jose Maria Lopez beat Oliver Turvey (NIO) to seventh place.

Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne was ninth in the FP2, although that time was the 10th fastest across the two sessions as Sam Bird's quickest lap in FP1 - in which he placed third - was fractions faster.

Bird came to a stop on track during his full-power lap in FP2, relegating him to 18th on the timesheets.

That fate also befell Massa, whose inauspicious session was interrupted by an immediate stop on beginning his first 250kW run - which also affected Venturi team-mate Edoardo Mortara in FP1.

Season three champion Lucas di Grassi placed 21st in FP2 after completing just five laps, as his Audi car was hamstrung by water pump issues - which will be replaced before qualifying.

FP1 times

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Robin Frijns Virgin Audi 1m17.808s - 23
2 Antonio Felix da Costa BMW BMW 1m17.902s 0.094s 25
3 Sam Bird Virgin Audi 1m17.918s 0.110s 23
4 Oliver Rowland e.dams Nissan 1m18.212s 0.404s 25
5 Oliver Turvey NIO NIO 1m18.285s 0.477s 20
6 Mitch Evans Jaguar Jaguar 1m18.310s 0.502s 22
7 Nelson Piquet Jr. Jaguar Jaguar 1m18.431s 0.623s 22
8 Alexander Sims BMW BMW 1m18.504s 0.696s 23
9 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Nissan 1m18.506s 0.698s 26
10 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah DS 1m18.633s 0.825s 26
11 Stoffel Vandoorne HWA Venturi 1m18.667s 0.859s 24
12 Gary Paffett HWA Venturi 1m18.830s 1.022s 26
13 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Venturi 1m18.946s 1.138s 25
14 Jose Maria Lopez Dragon Penske 1m19.022s 1.214s 20
15 Daniel Abt Audi Audi 1m19.199s 1.391s 25
16 Felipe Massa Venturi Venturi 1m19.497s 1.689s 25
17 Jerome d'Ambrosio Mahindra Mahindra 1m19.553s 1.745s 23
18 Tom Dillmann NIO NIO 1m19.604s 1.796s 18
19 Andre Lotterer DS Techeetah DS 1m19.857s 2.049s 22
20 Lucas di Grassi Audi Audi 1m20.119s 2.311s 22
21 Maximilian Guenther Dragon Penske 1m20.201s 2.393s 22
22 Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra Mahindra 1m20.682s 2.874s 20

FP2 times

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Mitch Evans Jaguar Jaguar 1m17.262s - 14
2 Andre Lotterer DS Techeetah DS 1m17.511s 0.249s 17
3 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Nissan 1m17.567s 0.305s 18
4 Antonio Felix da Costa BMW BMW 1m17.652s 0.390s 10
5 Robin Frijns Virgin Audi 1m17.663s 0.401s 13
6 Oliver Rowland e.dams Nissan 1m17.783s 0.521s 16
7 Jose Maria Lopez Dragon Penske 1m17.818s 0.556s 15
8 Oliver Turvey NIO NIO 1m17.894s 0.632s 15
9 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah DS 1m17.951s 0.689s 16
10 Alexander Sims BMW BMW 1m17.966s 0.704s 14
11 Daniel Abt Audi Audi 1m17.974s 0.712s 13
12 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Venturi 1m18.226s 0.964s 21
13 Stoffel Vandoorne HWA Venturi 1m18.332s 1.070s 16
14 Nelson Piquet Jr. Jaguar Jaguar 1m18.357s 1.095s 14
15 Gary Paffett HWA Venturi 1m18.411s 1.149s 16
16 Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra Mahindra 1m18.504s 1.242s 15
17 Jerome d'Ambrosio Mahindra Mahindra 1m18.535s 1.273s 16
18 Sam Bird Virgin Audi 1m18.780s 1.518s 8
19 Tom Dillmann NIO NIO 1m19.385s 2.123s 11
20 Felipe Massa Venturi Venturi 1m19.425s 2.163s 15
21 Lucas di Grassi Audi Audi 1m20.257s 2.995s 5
22 Maximilian Guenther Dragon Penske 1m20.441s 3.179s 13

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