Formula E

Qualifying groups announced for Putrajaya ePrix

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The lottery draw has been made for the Putrajaya ePrix, following the Driver’s Briefing, meaning that all four groups for qualifying have now been decided ahead of this weekend’s action.

The qualifying session is an all out scramble for the fastest lap time and determines the order for the race. The session is 55 minutes long, 40 of those minutes spent on track, and sees drivers divided into four groups of five cars.

Each group has 10 minutes to set their best time and have the boost of having  full power, 270bhp, available throughout with drivers only able to use one car.

In an added twist, the variable weather conditions could make group placement crucial ahead of tomorrow’s race. This is all the more pertinent considering Formula E is a one make championship.

Group 1
Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing
Matthew Brabham, Andretti Formula E
Stephane Sarrazin, Venturi Formula E
Daniel Abt, Audi Sport ABT Formula E
Nelson Piquet Jr, China Racing

Group 2
Karun Chandhok, Mahindra Racing
Jarno Trulli, Trulli Formula E
Michela Cerruti, Trulli Formula E
Franck Montagny, Andretti Formula E
Ho-Pin Tung, China Racing

Group 3
Oriol Servia, Dragon Racing
Jerome d’Ambrosio, Dragon Racing
Nicolas Prost, e.dams-Renault Formula E
Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault Formula E
Nick Heidfeld, Venturi Formula E

Group 4
Sam Bird, Virgin Racing
Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing
Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Formula E
Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri
Katherine Legge, Amlin Aguri

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A second year sports journalist at the University of Huddersfield, Tom Errington has spent over a year in the motorsport industry. He spent the 2014 season with SRO on British GT and British F3, even helping out with Blancpain in the Spa 24 Hours, before later becoming a freelancer with the Lotus F1 Team helping with PR and website content.
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