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Mortara Secures Pole at Berlin, Outpaces DS Rivals

Mortara Secures Pole at Berlin, Outpaces DS Rivals

11/05/2024

Edoardo Mortara claims his first Mahindra pole, beating DS Penske drivers Vandoorne and Vergne at Tempelhof.

Swiss driver Edoardo Mortara (Mahindra) clinched his third career pole position at the Tempelhof circuit, outpacing Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Penske), who were in fine form.

Mortara Secures Pole at Berlin, Outpaces DS Rivals

This marks his first pole for Mahindra, but the affable Edo is no stranger to the unique track in the German capital.

Mortara overcame Vandoorne in the final duel phase, with Vergne’s second DS Penske lining up on the second row of the grid alongside the surprising Sergio Sette Camara (ERT).

Other qualifiers in the duels included local favorites Maximilian Günther (Maserati) and Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche), who will start from the third row ahead of veterans Lucas di Grassi (ABT Cupra) and Antonio Félix da Costa (Porsche).

Rounding out the top 10 are the two Jaguars of Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans, while other French drivers are further down the order: Sacha Fenestraz (Nissan) in sixteenth just behind his teammate Oliver Rowland, and Norman Nato (Andretti) in twenty-first, immediately following his team leader Jake Dennis.

The start of the first of two Berlin E-Prix races scheduled for the weekend will take place at 3 PM.

Berlin E-Prix – Qualifying results:

PosNo.DriverCar / EngineTimeGap
148Edoardo MortaraMahindra1’01.741
22S. VandoorneDS1’02.0080.267
325Jean-Éric VergneDS1’01.9590.218
43S. Sette CâmaraERT1’02.0310.290
57Max GüntherMaserati1’02.1560.415
694Pascal WehrleinPorsche1’02.2940.553
711Lucas di GrassiMahindra1’02.3880.647
813A.F. da CostaPorsche1’02.8851.144
937Nick CassidyJaguar1’02.8401.099
109Mitch EvansJaguar1’02.8931.152
1151K. van der LindeMahindra1’02.8701.129
1233Dan TicktumERT1’02.9431.202
138Taylor BarnardNissan1’02.9261.185
1421Jordan KingMahindra1’02.9541.213
1522Oliver RowlandNissan1’02.9481.207
1623Sacha FenestrazNissan1’03.0931.352
175Jake HughesNissan1’03.0371.296
184Joel ErikssonJaguar1’03.0941.353
1916Paul AronJaguar1’03.0921.351
201Jake DennisPorsche1’03.1101.369
2117Norman NatoPorsche1’03.1591.418
2218Jehan DaruvalaMaserati1’02.3320.591

Mortara Secures Pole at Berlin, Outpaces DS Rivals. Mortara Secures Pole at Berlin, Outpaces DS Rivals

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