Maiden Formula E pole for di Grassi

Lucas di Grassi will start from the front of the grid in Saturday's Buenos Aires ePrix after grabbing his maiden pole position for Audi Sport ABT in qualifying.

The Brazilian, who won the first ever Formula E race back in Beijing three years ago, clocked a time of 1:09.404 in the final Super Pole shootout to finish 0.194 seconds clear of Jean-Éric Vergne in second.

Vergne produced his best qualifying performance yet for the newly formed Techeetah outfit.

Defending Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi had to settle for third place, finishing 0.421 off Di Grassi's pace.

Di Grassi ended the group stages in third place but produced his best performance when it mattered, successfully negotiating the tricky on-track conditions that saw all of the drivers struggle with locking brakes – especially into Turn 7.

NextEV NIO team-mates Oliver Turvey and Nelson Piquet Jr both had huge lock-ups during their flying laps but managed to qualify in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Nico Prost was the quickest of the non-Super Pole runners, and will start in sixth place on the grid.

Mitch Evans gave Panasonic Jaguar Racing its first top 10 qualifying position by finishing seventh, while Mahindra's Felix Rosenqvist lies in eighth.

Full Qualifying results

Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Sport – 1:09.404
Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah 0.194
Sebastien Buemi Renault eDAMS 0.421
Oliver Turvey NextEV NIO 0.671
Nelson Piquet Jr NextEV NIO 1.870
Nico Prost Renault eDAMS 0.038
Mitch Evans Jaguar 0.101
Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra 277
Jerome D’Ambrosio Dragon 0.293
Sam Bird DS Virgin 0.435
Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 0.696
Nick Heidfeld Mahindra 0.748
Robin Frijns Andretti 0.768
Loic Duval Dragon 0.853
Adam Carroll Jaguar 1.542
Daniel Abt ABT Schaeffler Sport 3.880
Antonio Felix da Costa Andretti 3.922
Jose Maria Lopez DS Virgin 7.356
Ma Qing Hua Techeetah 13.001
Maro Engel Venturi 34.835

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