Excessive E: Lewis Hamilton’s X44 staff units tempo in Ocean X Prix qualifying in Senegal


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Chip Ganassi driver Kyle Leduc was on target to assist take the staff to the highest of the qualifying chief board in Senegal however an influence failure resulted in 3 minutes being added to their time.

Chip Ganassi driver Kyle Leduc was on target to assist take the staff to the highest of the qualifying chief board in Senegal however an influence failure resulted in 3 minutes being added to their time.

Lewis Hamilton’s X44 staff set the quickest time in qualifying for the Ocean X Prix in Senegal to set themselves up for a shot at a primary race win within the sequence on Sunday.

Heading to the West African coast in Senegal for spherical two of the brand new climate-aware electrical racing sequence, the 9 groups competed for the quickest occasions throughout a two-part qualifying session on Saturday across the bumpy 6.3km shoreside observe.

Hamilton’s line-up of rally legend Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez had been quickest in each classes, with their aggregated time giving them a 27.580 benefit over second-fastest Rosberg X Racing duo Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor, the early championship leaders after victory within the inaugural occasion final month in Saudi Arabia.

The Spanish Abt Cupra staff had been third quickest and can be a part of the Hamilton and Rosberg’s squads in Sunday’s first semi-final.

“Immediately’s qualification was clearly superb for us, I am pleased with my time and naturally Cristina’s driving was unimaginable,” mentioned Loeb, the legendary nine-time World Rally champion.

“The observe for me was much more fascinating than Saudi Arabia and I had quite a lot of confidence within the automobile which allowed me to go flat out on a regular basis. Tomorrow will probably be a very totally different approach of racing, and we’re up in opposition to robust groups, so it is troublesome to say what’s going to occur however I do know we now have the velocity to win so I am feeling good.”

X44 had set to be challenged by the Chip Ganassi entry in Qualifying Two earlier than the American staff, a detailed second quickest within the earlier session, hit weekend-changing bother.

American Kyle Leduc was the quickest driver mid-way by means of his opening lap within the second session however his SUV immediately misplaced energy and floor to a halt.

Dropping three minutes earlier than he was capable of restart the automobile, the American duly accomplished his lap earlier than handing over to team-mate Sara Value however the delay meant they slipped to seventh and out of the working for the ultimate.

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The Acciona Sainz XE staff suffered a DNF in qualifying after a bumpy begin to their session led to issues with their Odyssey 21 automobile.

The Acciona Sainz XE staff suffered a DNF in qualifying after a bumpy begin to their session led to issues with their Odyssey 21 automobile.

They may head into Sunday’s earlier Shootout race for the ultimate factors, the place they’ll be a part of two different groups who had been thought-about seemingly front-runners.

Andretti United had been dealing with an uphill battle after a stoppage throughout Qualifying One, whereas the ASXE that includes rally legend Carlos Sainz failed to complete the primary session attributable to mechanical issues. Though the Spanish staff repaired the SUV for Q2, they completed ninth and slowest general as a result of earlier DNF.

What occurs on Sunday?

There are 4 races on day two to find out the result of the weekend.

The highest six finishers from Saturday’s qualifying classes are cut up into two semi-finals, with the 2 finishers in every progressing by means of to the grand closing on the finish of Sunday’s occasion.

Positions seven to 9 from qualifying participate within the Shootout race for the minor factors.

When is reside protection on Sunday?

Watch the semi-finals and shootout from 11am on Sunday, whereas protection of the ultimate is at 5.30pm.

All of the motion is reside on Sky Sports activities Motion and Sky Sports activities Combine





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