Bruno Senna Quickest in Formula E Second Practice


Bruno Senna ended the second free practice session fastest, a quick lap in the dying moments displacing Jaime Alguersuari. The Brazilian was the only driver to break into the 53 seconds.

The thirty-minute session got under way with the e.Dams-Renault team first out on track once again. Many of the drivers were setting quick laps at the start pushing their cars. Daniel Abt appeared to push it too far as he spun into turn 1 as he locked his rear tyres, despite the off he continued the session unaffected.

Stephane Sarrazin topped the first few minutes of the session, but with 24 minutes to go he was beaten by his Venturi Formula E team mate, Nick Heidfeld. Nick then brought out the red flag as he launched his car over the kerb at the swimming pool chicane and taking out a bollard which needed to be cleared.

The marshals quickly attached it, and the session was soon restarted. It was clear the rest of the drivers had turned up to near maximum power as Lucas di Grassi went top, but was beaten immediately by Alguersuari.

Alguersuari’s time would last a while as many drivers, including Jean-Eric Vergne and Nico Prost went second, unable to beat the Spaniard. But with 12 minutes left on the clock, there was another red flag as Antonio Felix da Costa sent the same bollard flying.

Another two-minute delay ruined Nelson Piquet Jr.‘s time, as the rest of the drivers prepared for the final few laps of practice before qualifying. Unsurprisingly, many drivers found themselves held up by their fellow competitors, but it was da Costa who found the space to set in a competitive lap to go second.

It looked like Alguersuari would end the session on top, but in the final moments Bruno Senna managed to put in a competitive lap just as the flag dropped, putting him on top with the best time of the weekend, a 53.770. Meaning he’ll be favourite for pole going into Qualifying.