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Stephane Sarrazin claimed pole position for the final ePrix of the season in a session which saw championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr qualify in 16th in a session which went from dry to wet
Sarrazin who was drawn in group 1 was out on track with the rain only lightly falling. Sarrazin was able to set a 1:23.901 to secure his first pole position of the season.
The Frenchman grabbed pole by 0.064 seconds from Jerome D’ambrosio, the Dragon driver starting from exactly the same position as he did in yesterday’s race.
The second row will be shared between Loic Duval and Sam Bird; Duval was able to carry the speed he showed in free practice one and two to secure third place.
Duval and Bird were in group two along with Buemi who struggled in the damp conditions compared to Bird and Duval.
Despite Buemi struggling with conditions, he managed to qualify in 6th behind Bruno Senna but more importantly ahead of championship rivals Piquet and di Grassi.
Piquet who leads the championship by five points from Buemi got the worst of the conditions when he went out in group three. With the track fully wet Piquet struggled to get any purchase from the Battersea Park track only managing 1:35.284 good enough for 16th.
Di Grassi who was drawn in group 4 was fortunate to be out on a drying track meaning he was able to qualify 11th, the fastest of all the wet runners.
Due to the wet weather the drivers in group 1 & 2 were able to take advantage meaning their will be a mixed up grid. Nick Heidfeld, Salvador Duran, Alex Fontana and Jarno Trulli all qualified in the top ten.
Other notable results came from Oliver Turvey, the Nextev TCR driver who had showed paced all weekend and continued his strong showing in the wet qualifying behind di Grassi in 12th.
The qualifying session leaves Buemi in pole position for the Championship, with Piquet’s struggles continuing.
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