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Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne set a blistering pace in practice two, to top the time sheets going in Qualifying this afternoon.

Despite Vergne setting a 1.25.351 it was the Battersea Park track that grabbed the headlines on Saturday morning.

The session was delayed by 20 minutes due to a bump at turn one being to servere for the Spark-Renault, leading to tech prow barriers being installed on the inside of turn one.

After a slow start to the session the pace of the teams soon increased, with many of the teams opting to try qualifying simulations later in the session.

Vergne’s fastest time was set despite locking his front right tyre into the final corner, the 1:25.351 meant the Frenchman was 0.325 seconds quicker the championship leader Piquet.

Piquet was the fastest out of the 6 potential champions, but was closely followed by Nico Prost, Jerome D’ambrosio, Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi. All 5 separated by less than a second.

The other driver who has a mathematical chance of the championship, Sam Bird had a quiet session setting a 1:27.822 which was only good enough for 12th.

It was another difficult session for debutant Sakon Yamamoto, the Amlin Aguri driver found the fall at the exit of the final corner, damaging his front wing.

Charlie Price – charlie@sportscarglobal.com