Formula E in Monaco: Max Günther & Maserati MSG beat Mitch Evans in 2nd free practice session
Max Günther was the fastest in the 2nd free practice session of Formula E in Monaco. He beat Mitch Evans (Jaguar) with his last attempt, giving his Maserati MSG team the session win at their home race. Third place went to Jake Dennis for Andretti. The two customer Porsche again lacked pace on one lap: Pascal Wehrlein was 14th, Antonio Felix da Costa even only 17.
65 minutes after the end of the 1st Free Practice already began FP2 - again in bright sunshine and a pleasant 22 degrees. After five minutes, it came briefly to the first yellow flag, although the reason for it was not apparent. Otherwise, almost nothing worth mentioning happened in the first ten of 30 minutes. The teams reeled off their programs and "nibbled" at their lap times. The first and only 1:30 time in the first third of the session was achieved by Mitch Evans, who also attracted attention a little later with a wild slide.
After 14 minutes, Sacha Fenestraz put a first exclamation mark: The Nissan driver was not only almost a second faster than Evans, but also set a new lap record for Formula E in Monaco in 1:29:788 minutes! Sebastien Buemi was only marginally slower in his Envision. Completing the top 5 at the halfway point of the session were Jean-Eric Vergne, Evans and Robin Frijns.
Gen3 car 6 tenths faster than Gen2
With twelve minutes to go, Buemi continued to rev up, setting new benchmarks with best times in Sectors 1 and 2. Jake Dennis in Andretti's customer Porsche moved up to 3rd position. FP1 winner Evans in the factory Jaguar didn't let that sit: With seven minutes to go, he undercut his brand colleague Buemi by just under a tenth of a second.
In the final minutes, many drivers felt their way toward their limits in Attack Mode. Günther took the lead first, and a little later Dennis was even faster. Evans was able to counterattack again. However, Günther once again lowered the lap record to 1:29.269 minutes. The German thus secured victory in the 2nd free practice session at the Monaco E-Prix. Evans finished second ahead of Dennis, Sergio Sette Camara and Stoffel Vandoorne.
The qualifying in Monaco begins at 10:40 am (CEST). You can find the overview of the qualifying groups here.