Formula E: Wet pole wins by Robin Friennes

In Saturday’s Formula E race at the Berlin circuit, built on the airfield of the old Templehof airfield, Jaguar Racing drivers won the winning double, and we talked about it. It was also mentioned that the weather in the German capital could turn bad on Sunday – it did, and in these difficult conditions the ABT Cupra riders qualified best of all and secured their front row positions in the second race of the weekend. So this is also a kind of “double”, just qualification.

Pole was won by Robin Friennes, and this event deserves special attention, as he was seriously injured at the start of the Mexican round of the World Electric Car Championship, missing four races and not returning to action until Brazil.

But Robin didn’t perform well there, he came 14th and showed the same result yesterday in the first race in Berlin. But today on the wet track he showed what he can do and Nico Müller, his Swiss teammate, came second, losing more than six-tenths to Frijns. Naturally, this success came as a surprise to many, including probably the ABT Cupra itself, which is still in last place in the team standings.

Incidentally, for the teams and drivers, it was the first experience with the new generation of GEN3 cars in rainy conditions, and even on the new Hankook tyres, which Formula E only switched to this season.

Although the pole winner in 2023 never managed to take the race to victory, today’s result will certainly raise the morale of the German team ABT, which collaborates with the Cupra brand, under which the Spanish company Seat produces sports line models .

Mitch Evans, the winner of yesterday’s race in Berlin, is fifth in qualifying and will start one position ahead of Formula E driver Pascal Wehrlein.

Source: F1 News

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