Formula E | Jakarta E-Prix | FP2: Günther ahead of Dennis and Bird, Mortara with damage

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In the second free practice of the weekend, its been Max Günther in the front of the pack, followed by Dennis and Bird ahead of the qualifying.

Photo Credit: Formula E Media Bank / Simon Galloway

Good morning, Jakarta! In the second free practice of the weekend, its been Günther, Dennis and Bird making the Top 3. The rest that completed the session until P10 were Wehrlein, Vandoorne, Evans, Da Costa, Fenestraz, Müller and Ticktum in P10.

With the green light at the end of the pitlane, the session started, with 31C of track temperature. Most of the drivers made it out to the track immediately, to get to know the track more, for the first time with Gen3 cars. The first driver to establish a lap time was Gunther, but the focus quickly went to his teammate Mortara, who clipped the wall the final few corners.

With 20 minutes left on the clock, it was Gunther in P1, with the time of 1:09.309s, followed by Vergne, Dennis, Buemi, Da Costa, Bird, Beckmann, Vandoorne, Müller and Frijns in P10. Slow start for the Jaguar-powered title contenders, with Cassidy and Evans running in P18 and P19. Their main competition, Wehrlein, was in P11 at that stage but with the car in the pits.

Mehri had a big lock up during one of his laps around the track, but the driver is still discovering the tracks as well as the Gen3 cars in general, as he just jumped into the seat to replace Oliver Rowland who left the Mahindra team. By around the 15 minutes left mark, a few drivers went back to their pits.

With 10 minutes of the session left, it’s been Da Costa in P1 with the time of 1:08.817, followed by Vandoorne, Dennis, Gunther, Evans, Di Grassi, Buemi, Bird, Fenestraz and Vergne in P10. Jean-Eric Vergne seemed to have an issue with his car, with many mechanics trying to fix something by his seat – could be an issue with the steering. The man that currently topped the Formula E Drivers Championship, Nick Cassidy, was still P18 by that point of the session. Soon enough he jumped in P11, but that’s not the pace we’re used to see from him. He reported some sort of an issue at the start of the session, so hopefully its all fixable before qualifying rolls around in few hours time.

The remaining of the session went without any interruptions, and the final Top 10 of the session was: