Guenther quickest in FP2 with record lap

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Guenther quickest in FP2 with record lap


Maximilian Guenther kept Maserati MSG Racing's home crowd happy in the final session before qualifying. He topped the session with the quickest time around the full-length circuit with Formula E - a 1m29.269s. The Free Practice 2 time was already six-tenths quicker than Mitch Evans' (Jaguar TCS Racing) time needed for the Julius Baer Pole Position here last year. 

RESULTS: Free Practice 2

Maserati has a rich history of racing in Monaco. The last time they raced here in single seaters was in 1957 when five-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio won the race, set the fastest lap and got pole position. 

Behind Guenther was Evans, who topped the timesheets in FP1; the +0.007s difference shows how tight the competition is. Avalanche Andretti's Jake Dennis finished in third, with NIO 333's Sergio Sette Camara and DS PENSKE's Stoffel Vandoorne finishing in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Guenther FP2 top

Unlike Free Practice 1 this morning, all cars were quickly out on track for the day's second session. With track temperatures warmer than FP1, times would inevitably be quicker, and the Hankook tyres could get more heat into them around this special circuit. 

It didn't take long for quicker laps to come in, with Envision Racing's Sebastien Buemi being the first of the grid to set a time in the 1m29s. Buemi, who won the event in Season 1 and Season 3, is in an excellent place to use that experience with his competitive car this weekend. He continued to chip away at this time, with a 1m29.679s lap with ten minutes of the session left to put himself on top of the timesheets, and would finish in seventh at the chequered flag.

His teammate, Berlin race winner Nick Cassidy, had limited running after he complained about massive vibrations under braking on the radio. He eventually got back out on track but finished the session in 21st. 

Sacha Fenestraz could be one to watch; also an early member of the 1m29s club this session. The Nissan driver finished in eighth, with Vergne (DS PENSKE) in ninth and NIO's Dan Ticktum having a better second practice session of the day to finish in tenth. 

FP2 results Monaco