Full New York E-Prix (Race 1) qualifying results

Sebastien Buemi has stormed to his third Formula E pole position of the season after dominating the Superpole session by over four-tenths of a second ahead of the New York opener.

The Nissan e.dams driver remains mathematically in contention for the 2018-2019 Formula E world title and will start the first race of the final round from pole position thanks to a flawless lap around the New York circuit in Superpole.

Buemi’s 1m 10.188s put him 0.412s clear of provisional pole-sitter Pascal Wehrlein in the Mahindra Racing having taken to the track last in Superpole after topping the combined qualifying heats.

With Wehrlein having to settle for second place, Alex Lynn will start from third place for Panasonic Jaguar Racing with Daniel Abt – celebrating a new Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler contract – completing the second row.

Alexander Sims (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) and Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) line up for row three after both struggling in Superpole.

Jose Maria Lopez was the unlucky seventh-place driver to just miss out on Superpole for GEOX Dragon with Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) taking eighth and ninth respectively.

That left Formula E championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne in 10th place in qualifying. The DS Techeetah driver holds a 32-point advantage over Lucas di Grassi heading into the double-header finale, with the Brazilian driver qualifying down in 14th place for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.

Maximillian Gunther (GEOX Dragon), Tom Dillman (NIO Formula E Team) and Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) split the two major title contenders, while Abt was eliminated for the title contention after failing to take pole position and picking up the vital three championship points.

 

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