Guenther paces second Berlin E-Prix practice

Maximilian Guenther kept up Stellantis’ strong start to the Berlin E-Prix by topping the second practice session at Tempelhof Airport.

The Maserati MSG driver’s best time of 1m02.177s was 0.012s quicker than Lucas di Grassi, who wound up second for Abt Cupra in a marked improvement from his Friday showing.

Pascal Wehrlein got his first timed laps of the weekend in, going third quickest. The TAG Heuer Porsche driver missed FP1 after stopping on-track in the first few minutes. The team told RACER it was a “technical issue involving the high voltage system” that “affected a considerable number of parts on the car.” His best time on Saturday morning was just 0.075 off first, showing the the reduced track time has had little affect on his pace.


Edoardo Mortara was fourth quickest for Mahindra, with Jean-Eric Vergne completing the top five for DS Penske.

Nick Cassidy was the highest placed Jaguar driver in sixth, ahead of Nissan’s oliver Rowland, Norman Nato of Andretti, DS Penske’s Stoffel Vandoorne, and Jehan Daruvala of Maserati, who will face a 20-place grid drop later today as a result of changing his rear gearbox.

Mitch Evans finished the session 11th in the other factory Jaguar, ahead of Porsche’s Antonio Felix da Costa, ERT’s Sergio Sette Camara, and Kelvin van der Linde, the highest-placed of the multiple stand-in drivers this weekend. He was ahead of another, Mahindra’s Jordan King, Jake Dennis, Sacha Fenestra, and the NEOM McLaren duo of Jake Hughes and Taylor Barnard, with paul Aron, Dan Ticktum, and Joel Eriksson completing the field.


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