Lucas di Grassi has been excluded from qualifying for FIA Formula E's Santiago E-Prix and will now start from the back of the grid. 

The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver had taken a dominant pole position during qualifying in Chile but he has now been stripped of a front-row starting position after having his laptime deleted following an infraction of the slow in-lap procedure after his group qualifying run. 

It means Sebastien Buemi, who was over half a second slower than di Grassi in the Super Pole, has been promoted to the top of the grid. The Nissan e.dams driver will now be joined on the front row by Mahindra's Pascal Wehrlein. 

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Stoffel Vandoorne, another star of qualifying in Chile, was demoted one position on the grid for failing to stop for a red light on his way to the track to start his Super Pole effort, will begin from his original fifth place spot. 

All other drivers have shuffled up the grid by one position. 


1. Sebastien Buemi SUI Nissan e.dams
2. Pascal Wehrlein GER Mahindra Racing
3. Daniel Abt GER Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
4. Sam Bird GBR Envision Virgin Racing
5. Stoffel Vandoorne BEL HWA Racelab 
6. Edoardo Mortara SUI Venturi Formula E Team
7. Maximilian Gunther GER GEOX Dragon
8. Alexander Sims GBR BMW i Andretti Motorsport 
9. Felipe Massa BRA Venturi Formula E Team
10. Jose Maria Lopez ARG GEOX Dragon
11. Mitch Evans NZL Panasonic Jaguar Racing
12. Jean-Eric Vergne FRA DS Techeetah 
13. Oliver Rowland GBR Nissan e.dams
14. Andre Lotterer BEL DS Techeetah 
15. Robin Frijns NED Envision Virgin Racing
16. Gary Paffett GBR HWA Racelab 
17. Antonio Felix da Costa POR BMW i Andretti Motorsport
18. Oliver Turvey GBR NIO Formula E Team
19. Nelson Piquet Jr. BRA Panasonic Jaguar Racing
20. Jerome d’Ambrosio BEL Mahindra Racing
21. Tom Dillmann FRA NIO Formula E Team
22. Lucas di Grassi BRA Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler



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