The two Belgians in the Formula E stand later today for a hellish job in Mexico City, where the fourth round of the championship is to be driven. Jérôme d ” Ambrosio, and Stoffel Vandoorne had both a poor rating and share the second-to-last weekend: d’Ambrosio leaves as a nineteenth, Vandoorne is 20th.
As always, the riders divided into four groups in the first part of the qualification. Jérôme d ” Ambrosio, second in the championship, if in the first group on the track. His qualification was, however, fairly quickly. Kampioenschapsleider Sam Bird fell silent, and then the yellow flags were waved. D’Ambrosio was at the same time firmly hindered by Robin Frijns and took out the Dutchman as possible, also under yellow flags, which is not allowed. Its time to improve sat there afterwards, not more: he ended up on place 19 and so you will be able even further on the grid.
Vandoorne is struggling with the game
In the last group was Stoffel Vandoorne moments later, his debut. In principle, could the West-Flemish and HWA- ‘stable-mate’ Gary Paffett so take advantage of the best baanomstandigheden, but it was a nightmare for the HWA-team. Vandoorne and Paffett got the car both difficult to control. Paffett was still 16th, but Vandoorne had to settle with place 20. Only Daniel Abt and the unfortunate Bird were slower.
After all 22 riders their first kwalificatiedeel had finished, the top six battle for the pole position. In this so-called “super pole” turned out to Pascal Wehrlein clearly the strongest: he may will from one leave. Places two and three were for the Brazilians Lucas Di Grassi and Felipe Massa. The race is on later tonight at 23 hours.
“Need to work on speed in race”
“Normally we are strong in quality, until today. But we mainly need to work on our speed in the race, so that is our goal later today,” said Vandoorne in a brief comment during the qualification. The Rumbekenaar still waiting for his first points in Formula E. Jerome d’Ambrosio is still comfortably in second place, two points of leader Bird. How nice for the Waal: the same Bird must have been technical problems in the future 22nd and last to leave.