Felix Rosenqvist led Mahindra to the front of the field during practice for this weekend's Rome Formula E race in two incident-packed sessions that saw a number of teams fail to complete a qualifying simulation.

Rosenqvist managed to complete a full power 200 kW lap during FP2 to set a fastest lap time of 1:35.467 for Mahindra around the long Rome circuit, giving him an edge of three-tenths of a second over DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird ahead of qualifying later today.

Defending champion Lucas di Grassi took third for Audi ahead of Dragon's Jose Maria Lopez, with the Renault duo of Nicolas Prost and Sebastien Buemi following in fifth and sixth place respectively.

Jerome d'Ambrosio finished seventh in the second Dragon car, while FP1 pace-setter Nelson Piquet Jr. ended the final practice session in eighth place as a late red flag denied most of the field a chance to get in a lap in qualifying trim.

Alex Lynn suffered a crash in FP1 before another impact in the second session, bringing out a red flag on both occasions, with his FP2 shunt causing the running to come to a premature end.

Qualifying from the Rome E-Prix takes place at 11am BST on Saturday.