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Rosenqvist Quickest in Zurich FP2

Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist topped the times in the final practice session in Zurich…

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Felix Rosenqvist led the way in the second and final Free Practice session before qualifying for this afternoon’s Zurich E-Prix.

The Mahindra Racing driver lapped in a best time of 1:12.207 to head Mitch Evans who set the early pace in his Jaguar I-Type 2 but was eventually beaten by just 0.054 seconds by the Swede.

Evans continued Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s impressive speed so far by setting the early pace with his first qualifying simulation lap.

Dragon Racing enjoyed a competitive session with Jerome d’Ambrosio and Jose Maria Lopez placing third and fourth.

However there was late session drama for Lopez as he crashed at Turn 1 while pushing for a last ditch attempt to make it in to the top three positions.

The Argentinian will also have to take a three-place grid drop for the race after failing to slow sufficiently under yellow flags in the first practice session earlier today.

Rounding out the top five was Alex Lynn as the quickest DS Virgin Racing contender with Sam Bird just four hundredths of a second behind his teammate in sixth.

Bird’s title rival Jean-Eric Vergne placed seventh in his Techeetah run Renault Z.E 17.

Sebastien Buemi also crashed one of his Renault e.dams cars in the final five minutes as he backed the car in to the barriers at Turn 4. This confined the Season Two champion to ninth in the final classification.

There were several incidents at Turn 3 with Alex Lynn (DS Virgin) and Oliver Turvey (NIO) both having to extricate themselves from the escape road.

Andre Lotterer and Nicolas Prost made contact with each other at the Turn 10 hairpin in the final moments with each suffering cosmetic damage to their Techeetah and Renault edams cars respectively.

Rosenqvist’s best time was two-tenths slower than Lucas di Grassi’s quickest lap in Free Practice 1.

The qualifying session is due to get underway at 2 p.m. local time.

RESULTS: Free Practice 2

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