Nico Prost will start on pole position for Saturday’s Formula E race at Battersea Park while title rivals Lucas di Grassi will start in 11th and 14th respectively.
With heavy rain falling during the session, only seven drivers posted dry lap times, and since Di Grassi and Buemi were drawn in the third of the four qualifying groups, they faced a wet track.
Di Grassi managed a time more than second faster than that of his rival, and has the buffer of Jerome d’Ambrosio and Ma Qing Hua between himself and Buemi.
As a result of the wet weather, Superpole opportunities were handed to Prost, Oliver Turvey, Bruno Senna, Robin Frijns and Jean-Eric Vergne.
During Superpole, the track started to dry again and since he was running last of the lot after topping the group phase, Prost had the better of the conditions and didn’t disappoint with a time of 1m27.192s.
He will be joined on the front row by Mahindra driver Senna, while Turvey claimed a shock third with NEXTEV TCR with Frijns claiming fourth.
DS Virgin Racing’s Vergne didn’t participate after crashing in qualifying, but by that point he had a banker on the board that was good enough to earn him fourth.
Daniel Abt was the fastest of the early runners and will start in sixth, ahead of Sam Bird, Stephane Sarrazin and Loic Duval.
Nelson Piquet Jr, starting in his final race as champion, suffered more misfortune and will line up in 17th, ahead of Simona de Silvestro, who spun into the wall on her out lap in the changing conditions.