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Rosenqvist Takes Mexico Pole

Felix Rosenqvist storms to second ABB FIA Formula E Championship pole of season…

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Felix Rosenqvist will start this afternoon’s Mexico City E-Prix in a storming run in Super Pole for the Swede.

Rosenqvist reeled off a 1:01.645 lap in his Mahindra M4Electro to edge out Antonio Felix da Costa by 0.207 seconds.

It marked the Mahindra driver’s second pole of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season and fifth of his career as he gains a further two points on championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne.

Da Costa, meanwhile, scored his first-ever front row start in the No. 28 Andretti ATEC-03, also in the BMW factory driver’s first Super Pole appearance since Season Two.

Alex Lynn, rebounding from an accident in Free Practice 2, qualified third but is one of three drivers that will face a ten-place grid penalty for breaking the seals of components.

It will promote NIO’s Oliver Turvey to third on the grid, ahead of Sebastien Buemi in fourth and Lynn down to to 13th.

Daniel Abt, meanwhile, will start fifth after failing to make Super Pole by a mere 0.055 seconds.

Vergne qualified seventh, followed by Nelson Piquet Jr. and Sam Bird, who along with Lynn and Lucas di Grassi face the grid penalties.

As a result, Bird will roll off from 19th and reigning champion di Grassi from dead last on the grid, after only setting the 12th quickest time in qualifying.

Di Grassi will additionally take a time penalty due to not being able to fulfill the complete ten-grid penalty.

The Mexico City E-Prix gets underway at 4 p.m. CT.

RESULTS: Qualifying

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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