Formula E in Rome: The qualifying groups at a glance (Saturday)
The qualifying heat battle is off! With temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius in Rome, the drivers will compete against each other on Saturday morning for qualifying. As usual, this will first take place in a group stage before the top four from each group face each other in a knock-out format. As usual, Formula E sorted the groups for the race according to the current World Championship standings.
The drivers on the odd championship positions start in group A, the pilots on the even ranks in group B. There they fight one after the other for the fastest lap times. The knockout phase then takes place "within" the groups. Thus, in the quarter-finals, the fastest will race against the fourth-fastest or the second-fastest against the third-fastest in the same group.
For the Rome E-Prix, the groups are as follows. Qualifying starts at 10:40 a.m. (CEST).