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Sam Bird has clinched his first Formula E pole position at the Buenos Aires ePrix as championship leader Sebastien Buemi spins his Renault e.Dams during qualifying and starts last.

The British driver comfortably made it into the super pole qualifying after all three of drivers in front of him in the Formula E championship struggled on the Buenos Aires street circuit. Running fourth after group qualifying, the DS Virgin driver grabbed a provisional pole with a 1m 09.420s with three runners still remaining.

However, Nico Prost, Antonio Felix da Costa and Stephane Sarrazin all failed to produce perfect laps when they needed it most which handed the former WEC LMP2 champion his first pole position in the all-electric series.

Prost will line-up alongside Bird on the front row with Felix da Costa and Sarrazin placing themselves third and fourth, while Formula E newcomer Mike Conway, who switches into Jacques Villeneuve's race seat, seriously impressed by making into the super pole with fifth on the grid.

Elsewhere, championship leader Buemi has it all to do after spinning out during his quick lap which places him in last position while Lucas di Grassi, who starts round four a point off the Swiss, will start the Buenos Aires ePrix from seventh just behind Robert Frijns. Daniel Abt, Nelson Piquet Jr and Jerome d'Ambrosio rounded out the top ten.

Sarrazin acted as the unlikely early leader from the first group of qualifiers with a hot lap of 1m 09.236s pipping DS Virgin's Bird by over two-tenths. Jean-Eric Vergne, who had been suffering with a bout of food poisoning which ruled him out of both practice sessions, was able to make it out on track but was well over a second off the pace.

Qualifying sparked into life when last season's pole-sitter in the Argentine capital Buemi spun on his full power lap leaving him stranded at the bottom of the timesheet and fully expecting to start from the back of the grid.

The drama continued in group three as Bruno Senna and Salvador Duran shunted in the circuit walls in separate incidents while both on flying laps, bringing a premature end to group three and handing Sarrazin breathing space as he'd be guaranteed a spot on the super pole shootout.

From group four Felix da Costa blasted his way into second overall to push Robert Frijns out of the super pole slots and into sixth overall.

With Bird the second to go out in the super pole he was made to sit and sweat as the three drivers faster than him in the group sessions went out but all failed to thread a precise lap to hand Bird a first pole in Formula E and the vital three championship points P1 provides.

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