Dakar Rally News: Jean-Eric Vergne Claims Pole Position for Formula E Shanghai E-Prix

    In an impressive display of pace, DS Penske’s Jean-Eric Vergne has secured pole position for the upcoming Formula E Shanghai E-Prix. The French veteran continued his team’s impressive one-lap speed, setting a blistering final lap time of 1:13.322 to claim the top spot on the grid.

    Vergne, who is a former Formula E champion, edged out Nissan’s Oliver Rowland, who qualified second with a time of 1:13.360. Jaguar’s Mitch Evans rounded out the top three, setting a time of 1:13.359, followed by Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) in fourth and Jake Hughes (Mercedes) in fifth.

    The qualifying session saw some high-profile casualties, with championship leader Nick Cassidy and BMW’s Max Günther failing to make it through the initial group stages. Stoffel Vandoorne, Vergne’s teammate, qualified eighth, while title contender Antonio Felix da Costa had to settle for sixth.

    Vergne’s pole position marks another strong performance for the DS Penske team, which has been showcasing its pace throughout the Formula E season. The team’s one-lap speed was on full display, with Vergne’s final lap time proving unbeatable.

    “The team’s one-lap speed was on full display, with Vergne’s final lap time proving unbeatable.”

    The Shanghai E-Prix promises to be an exciting race, with Vergne leading the field and the championship battle heating up. Fans of the Dakar Rally, GT racing, and British GT can look forward to an intense and closely-fought event as the Formula E championship continues to provide thrilling action.

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