Rowland fastest overall in Monaco ePrix practice

by Tom Cairns
Oliver Rowland - Nissan e.dams at the 2019 Paris ePrix - Race

Oliver Rowland topped the timing pages throughout the morning of the 2019 Monaco ePrix, with a time of 49.847, a new track record for the Monte Carlo ePrix circuit.

However, it was Lucas di Grassi who was fastest in Free Practice 1 after Rowland set the early pace before attack modes were used that saw the times tumble down. Sam Bird was less than a tenth off his rival in second, with Mitch Evans and Alexander Sims making up the top four despite an off at the Nouvelle chicane before re-joining.

2019 Monaco ePrix - Free Practice 1 - Classification

111Lucas di GrassiBRAAudi Sport ABT Schaeffler50.183
22Sam BirdGBREnvision Virgin Racing+0.072
320Mitch EvansNZLPanasonic Jaguar Racing+0.109
427Alexander SimsGBRBMW i Andretti Motorsport+0.147
523Sebastien BuemiSWINissan e.dams+0.164
628Antonio Felix da CostaPORBMW i Andretti Motorsport+0.266
74Robin FrijnsNEDEnvision Virgin Racing+0.269
836Andre LottererGERDS Techeetah+0.307
922Oliver RowlandGBRNissan e.dams+0.385
105Stoffel VandoorneBELHWA Racelab+0.455
1125Jean-Eric VergneFRADS Techeetah+0.538
1264Jerome D'AmbrosioBELMahindra Racing+0.547
137Jose Maria LopezARGGEOX Dragon Racing+0.692
1448Edoardo MortaraSWIVenturi Formula E Team+0.701
158Tom DillmannFRANIO Formula E+0.737
1694Pascal WehrleinGERMahindra Racing+0.748
1766Daniel AbtGERAudi Sport ABT Schaeffler+0.886
183Alex LynnGBRPanasonic Jaguar Racing+0.907
196Maximilian GuntherGERGEOX Dragon Racing+1.210
2017Gary PaffettGBRHWA Racelab+1.216
2119Felipe MassaBRAVenturi Formula E Team+1.347
2216Oliver TurveyGBRNIO Formula E+3.646

Later in the morning, Rowland was fastest in Free Practice 2, beating Jean-Eric Vergne‘s time that held top spot for most of the thirty-minute session. Andre Lotterer was 0.011s off his team-mate, while Alex Lynn had a solid session to end fourth. Daniel Abt spun at Saint Devote on his way to ninth fastest while di Grassi could manage no better than fifth, as he was two tenths off the pace.

Sebastien Buemi, the only driver to have won in Monaco in Formula E history, was a lowly twenty-first and 1.3 seconds off his team-mate’s time.

2019 Monaco ePrix - Free Practice 2 - Classification

122Oliver RowlandGBRNissan e.dams49.847
225Jean-Eric VergneFRADS Techeetah+0.123
336Andre LottererGERDS Techeetah+0.134
43Alex LynnGBRPanasonic Jaguar Racing+0.195
511Lucas di GrassiBRAAudi Sport ABT Schaeffler+0.204
694Pascal WehrleinGERMahindra Racing+0.283
727Alexander SimsGBRBMW i Andretti Motorsport+0.352
819Felipe MassaBRAVenturi Formula E Team+0.385
966Daniel AbtGERAudi Sport ABT Schaeffler+0.416
102Sam BirdGBREnvision Virgin Racing+0.419
1164Jerome D'AmbrosioBELMahindra Racing+0.474
1228Antonio Felix da CostaPORBMW i Andretti Motorsport+0.556
135Stoffel VandoorneBELHWA Racelab+0.571
1448Edoardo MortaraSWIVenturi Formula E Team+0.784
157Jose Maria LopezARGGEOX Dragon Racing+0.832
1617Gary PaffettGBRHWA Racelab+0.984
1716Oliver TurveyGBRNIO Formula E+0.984
186Maximilian GuntherGERGEOX Dragon Racing+1.015
194Robin FrijnsNEDEnvision Virgin Racing+1.113
208Tom DillmannFRANIO Formula E+1.295
2123Sebastien BuemiSWINissan e.dams+1.329
2220Mitch EvansNZLPanasonic Jaguar Racing+1.516

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