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Wehrlein Scores Maiden Pole in Mexico City

Pascal Wehrlein puts Mahindra on pole in his third Formula E qualifying…

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Pascal Wehrlein will start this afternoon’s Mexico City E-Prix from pole position having topped the timesheets in Super Pole for just his third ABB FIA Formula E Championship race.

The German posted a time of 59.347 to secure Mahindra Racing’s first pole since last year’s Rome E-Prix by a margin of over three-tenths.

It comes after he logged second-place finish in the last race in Santiago.

Lucas di Grassi, who provisionally scored pole in Chile before being disqualified from qualifying, will line up alongside the No. 94 Mahindra M5Electro in his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler car.

Felipe Massa and Oliver Rowland will occupy the second row, while Ad Diriyah winner Antonio Felix da Costa will start from fifth, ahead of Sebastien Buemi.

Da Costa was the only driver in Super Pole with a race win to his name so far this season, following a shaken-up order in the group qualifying sessions.

Championship leader and Santiago winner Sam Bird will start from the back of the grid after a mechanical failure  on his out-lap in the first group qualifying session forced him to abandon running.

Mahindra’s Jerome d’Ambrosio, currently second in the championship, will line up 19th.

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

RESULTS: Qualifying

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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