Paris ePrix: Conway beats Vergne by 0.010s in final practice

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Paris ePrix: Conway beats Vergne by 0.010s in final practice
Sam Smith
By: Sam Smith
Apr 23, 2016, 8:46 AM

Mike Conway set the fastest time in the second and final practice session for the inaugural Paris ePrix leading Jean Eric Vergne.

The Venturi driver peaked on a 1m01.386s to head Vergne DS Virgin entry, by a mere 0.010s.

Sam Bird’s committed early lap of 1m02.090s set the pace for much of the early running, but he damaged his DS Virgin DSV-01 soon after when he touched the wall. The contact damaged his left rear suspension and he returned to the pits.

The British driver went on to finish third after setting a best of 1m01.587s in is other car. The session saw Stephane Sarrazin be the first person to hit the wall when he lost his Venturi car on the approach to turn eight.

The Frenchman smote the wall and damaged the left front suspension and front wing but he was able to make it back to his pit.

Sarrazin made amends by immediately going temporarily quickest on a 1m02.052s in his other Venturi VM200-FE-01 car, before he was shuffled down the order to end up fifth.

Title protagonist Lucas di Grassi was fourth, while title rival Sebastien Buemi was down in 13th after not setting a 200kW lap.

Bruno Senna's strong run continued as he finished sixth ahead of Aguri's Antonio Felix da Costa and Nico Prost.

Daniel Abt ended ninth fastest with Dragon's Loic Duval completing the top 10, as teams get ready for qualifying action, later in the day.

As well as Sarrazin and Bird incidents, Abt again ran off in to the turn eight escape road, and Mahinra's Senna did likewise.

Robin Frijns spun his Andretti SRT01-e harmlessly at one of the chicanes.

The qualifying groups are:

Group One: Buemi, Conway, Heidfeld, Duval

Group Two: Abt, Di Grassi, Frijns, Piquet Jr, Vergne

Group Three: De Silvestro, Prost, D'Ambrosio, Senna, Turvey

Group Four: Bird, Da Costa, Qing Hua

FP2 results:

PosDriverTeamTimeGapLaps
1 United KingdomMike Conway  MonacoVenturi 1:01.386   23
2 FranceJean-Eric Vergne  United KingdomVirgin Racing 1:01.396 +0.010 21
3 United KingdomSam Bird  United KingdomVirgin Racing 1:01.587 +0.201 14
4 BrazilLucas di Grassi  GermanyTeam Abt 1:01.621 +0.235 20
5 FranceStéphane Sarrazin  MonacoVenturi 1:01.715 +0.329 20
6 BrazilBruno Senna  IndiaMahindra Racing 1:01.841 +0.455 17
7 PortugalAntonio Felix da Costa  JapanTeam Aguri 1:01.924 +0.538 18
8 FranceNicolas Prost  FranceDAMS 1:01.994 +0.608 20
9 NetherlandsRobin Frijns  United StatesAndretti Autosport 1:02.038 +0.652 13
10 GermanyDaniel Abt  GermanyTeam Abt 1:02.143 +0.757 20
11 SwitzerlandSimona de Silvestro  United StatesAndretti Autosport 1:02.183 +0.797 16
12 FranceLoic Duval  United StatesDragon Racing 1:02.203 +0.817 22
13 SwitzerlandSébastien Buemi  FranceDAMS 1:02.258 +0.872 21
14 BrazilNelson Piquet Jr.  ChinaChina Racing 1:02.275 +0.889 20
15 GermanyNick Heidfeld  IndiaMahindra Racing 1:02.481 +1.095 12
16 BelgiumJérôme d'Ambrosio  United StatesDragon Racing 1:02.737 +1.351 24
17 United KingdomOliver Turvey  ChinaChina Racing 1:03.267 +1.881 24
18 ChinaMa Qing Hua  JapanTeam Aguri 1:03.407 +2.021 24
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Series Formula E
Event Paris ePrix
Location Streets of Paris
Author Sam Smith
Article type Practice report