Formula E

Formula E in Berlin: Jake Dennis beats Nick Cassidy in Sunday's qualifying final for pole position

Timo Pape

Timo Pape

Jake Dennis has secured pole position in Sunday's Formula E race in Berlin-Tempelhof. The reigning world champion in the Andretti beat the previous day's winner Nick Cassidy (Jaguar), who started from second place, in the qualifying final. Max Günther was the best German in 6th place, directly ahead of his compatriot Pascal Wehrlein.

Group A: Jaguar gets serious, Mortara strong again

In the first group, the two Jaguar drivers were among those on the grid - and were also the fastest in the first half of the session. Lucas di Grassi - with slight contact with the wall - and Max Günther completed the top four positions in the first six minutes, which ultimately qualified for the duel phase. All the drivers then went to the pit stop to have their tyres changed.

With time running out, there were still some improvements. Saturday's winner Cassidy set the fastest lap time. Günther was second ahead of Evans and a once again convincing Edo Mortara - the pole-sitter from the previous day once again in the quarter-finals! The following drivers missed out on the duel phase: Antonio Felix da Costa, di Grassi, Jake Hughes, Oliver Rowland, Dan Ticktum, Paul Aron and Kelvin van der Linde.

Group B: Andretti strikes back!

The picture in Group B was similar to that on Saturday: Both DS Penske drivers were in brilliant form and took positions 1 (Stoffel Vandoorne) and 3 (Jean-Eric Vergne) in the first six minutes. Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein slotted in between the DS duo, and Joel Eriksson (Envision) also put in a fast lap, which was initially enough for fourth place.

In the decisive laps, Andretti made a completely surprising comeback: after the last row of the grid on Saturday, world champion Jake Dennis took first place in the group, followed by team-mate Norman Nato! Vandoorne and Wehrlein also entered the duel phase. Favourite Vergne had to settle for 5th place. Behind them: Eriksson, Jehan Daruvala, Sergio Sette Camara, Sacha Fenestraz, Taylor Barnard and Jordan King.

Quarter finals

QF1: Mitch Evans vs Max Günther

In the first duel, Evans made the better start to the round. Günther was able to make up some ground in the meantime, but in the end the "Kiwi" prevailed over the German by just over a tenth of a second.

QF2: Edo Mortara vs Nick Cassidy

Jaguar was also initially ahead in the second quarter-final. However, Mortara was able to catch up during the lap. Ultimately, however, Cassidy extended his lead again and also qualified for the semi-finals like his team-mate.

QF3: Stoffel Vandoorne vs Norman Nato

The third duel was also initially an equal contest. Nato then surprisingly opened up a lead over Vandoorne. Although he almost lost his Andretti in the final combination of corners, Nato narrowly prevailed against the favourite!

QF4: Pascal Wehrlein vs Jake Dennis

In the final duel, the Andretti driver also got off to the better start. World champion Dennis steadily increased his lead and beat local hero Wehrlein in the Porsche by more than a second and a half. Wehrlein was still under investigation for a possible technical offence, but was spared.

Semi-finals

SF1: Mitch Evans vs Nick Cassidy

In the duel between the two Jaguar drivers, Evans got off to the slightly better start. However, Cassidy countered in the second section. In the end, he beat his team-mate Evans by a good 1.5 tenths of a second to reach the final.

SF2: Jake Dennis vs Norman Nato

Two team-mates also met in the second semi-final. Surprisingly, Nato initially built up a lead. Sectors 2 and 3, however, went to champion Dennis, who prevailed by 22 thousandths of a second. Dennis in the final against Cassidy!

Final: Jake Dennis vs Nick Cassidy

In sector 1, Dennis was marginally faster than Cassidy, and the second section also clearly went to the Briton. Although sector 3 went to Cassidy, he was ultimately 2.31 tenths of a second down on the world champion. Jake Dennis therefore celebrated pole position - his sixth overall in Formula E and the first since the 2023 Rome E-Prix!

The tenth round of the 2024 Formula E season will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm (CEST).

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