BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Jake Dennis topped the timesheets in Free Practice 1 ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium from Edo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing) and teammate Maximilian Guenther.
Jake Dennis (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) leads the way in an incredibly close-run Free Practice 1 ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium Round 14, firing up BMW's final weekend in Formula E in almost the best way possible, with teammate Maximilian Guenther finishing the session third. All 24 drivers, meanwhile, were covered by less than one second.
Dennis' late full power lap was good enough to pip Guenther's prior benchmark, which would also be beaten towards the very end of the running by ROKiT Venturi Racing's Edoardo Mortara.
The 26-year-old has impressed in his maiden season in Formula E, winning two races including last time out on home soil in London. No rookie driver outside of the very first Formula E campaign has scored more victories in their first campaign, and Andretti have been so impressed that they pinned the Brit down to a new contract for Season 8 this morning.
Standings leader Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) finds himself down in 14th, 0.244 seconds shy of Dennis' benchmark. Reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa - twice a winner at Tempelhof last year on the way to the title - sits 10th and the top seven are split by less than a tenth of-a-second.
The votes for FANBOOST ahead of Round 14 so far sees an advantage for reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa (DS TECHEETAH). Mercedes-EQ's Nyck de Vries is next up, teammate Stoffel Vandoorne is third, Mahindra Racing's Alex Lynn is fourth while Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) is fifth
Coverage of Free Practice 2 follows at 08:00 local time on Saturday morning, with qualifying ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium Round 14 to come at 10:00 with the race itself at 14:00 tomorrow. In the meantime, catch up with the full preview.
Published on 13th August 2021