Jean-Eric Vergne topped the second free practice session at Battersea Park on Saturday in a session that was delayed while modifications to the circuit were made to allow drivers to miss the large bump on the exit of turn one.
The corner has been narrowed significantly, and as a result a yellow flag will be permanently stationed there, meaning no overtaking will be allowed, and the race will begin behind the safety car.
Andretti Autosport driver Vergne’s best time of 1m25.351s was 0.325s better than current championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr of NEXTEV TCR, with the top two the only drivers to get below the 1m26s barrier during the twenty-five minute session.
Nicolas Prost was third quickest for e.dams ahead of Jerome d’Ambrosio of Dragon Racing, while Lucas di Grassi, currently second in the championship, was fifth quickest for Audi Sport Abt.
Sebastian Buemi, another driver in with a genuine shot of the title this weekend, was sixth for e.dams, ahead of the second Abt machine of Daniel Abt, with first practice pace setter Stephane Sarrazin eighth for Venturi.
Salvador Duran was ninth quickest for Amlin Aguri, with Nick Heidfeld of Venturi tenth, just ahead of the two Britons in the field, Oliver Turvey ahead of Sam Bird.
Battersea Park Race 1 Free Practice 2 Result
|1||27||Jean-Eric Vergne||FRA||Andretti Autosport Formula E Team||1m25.351s|
|2||99||Nelson Piquet Jr||BRZ||NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team||1m25.676s|
|3||8||Nicolas Prost||FRA||e.dams Renault Formula E Team||1m26.010s|
|4||7||Jerome D'Ambrosio||BEL||Dragon Racing Formula E Team||1m26.299s|
|5||11||Lucas di Grassi||BRZ||Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team||1m26.358s|
|6||9||Sebastien Buemi||SWI||e.dams Renault Formula E Team||1m26.433s|
|7||66||Daniel Abt||GER||Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team||1m26.443s|
|8||30||Stephane Sarrazin||FRA||Venturi Formula E Team||1m26.517s|
|9||77||Salvador Duran||MEX||Amlin Aguri Formula E Team||1m26.658s|
|10||23||Nick Heidfeld||GER||Venturi Formula E Team||1m26.891s|
|11||88||Oliver Turvey||GBR||NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team||1m27.242s|
|12||2||Sam Bird||GBR||Virgin Racing Formula E Team||1m27.822s|
|13||5||Karun Chandhok||IND||Mahindra Racing Formula E Team||1m27.945s|
|14||28||Simona de Silvestro||SWI||Andretti Autosport Formula E Team||1m28.214s|
|15||10||Jarno Trulli||ITA||Trulli Formula E Team||1m28.390s|
|16||21||Bruno Senna||BRZ||Mahindra Racing Formula E Team||1m28.504s|
|17||3||Fabio Leimer||SWI||Virgin Racing Formula E Team||1m28.621s|
|18||55||Sakon Yamamoto||JAP||Amlin Aguri Formula E Team||1m28.734s|
|19||18||Alex Fontana||SWI||Trulli Formula E Team||1m29.204s|
|20||6||Loic Duval||FRA||Dragon Racing Formula E Team||1m29.825s|