Formula E

Nissan e.dams top both practice sessions in Sanya

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Oliver Rowland - Nissan e.dams at the 2019 Sanya E-Prix - Shakedown
Credit: Joe Portlock/LAT Images

The sixth race of the 2018-19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship sees the series return to China for the 2019 Sanya ePrix.

At the end of the first official practice session, Oliver Rowland was quickest for Nissan e.dams with a 1:07.561, more than six tenths ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa in second, with Alexander Sims making it two BMW i Andretti Motorsport cars in the top three.

There were problems though for Jean-Eric Vergne during that particular session, as he locked up three times which forced him to run wide but re-joined without damage. The Frenchman would end up seventh fastest, less than half a second behind Rowland.

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The second session saw the track get drier than in the first and thus, grippier for the drivers. Rowland’s team-mate Sebastien Buemi would make contact with the barrier by pushing too hard and had to return to the pits for a new front wing.

When the Swiss did go back out, he would better Rowland’s time that was set in the earlier session by nearly three tenths to end practice two fastest.

A couple of drivers had collisions with the wall. Pascal Wehrlein and Gary Paffett‘s runs were cut short after they hit their left-rears on the exit of Turn 6.

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Qualifying gets underway at 03:20 GMT.

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