FP2 REPORT: Nato and Vergne tied at top in Shanghai second practice

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FP2 REPORT: Nato and Vergne tied at top in Shanghai second practice

Andretti's Norman Nato and DS PENSKE's Jean-Eric Vergne set an identical time to top the running in Free Practice 2 ahead of the Shanghai E-Prix Round 11.

Norman Nato Shanghai

Free Practice 1, Formula E's first session in Shanghai, saw Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans go fastest, with the whole field split by just half-a-second. On Saturday morning, temperatures were slightly cooler under the cloud and the times were exactly as close.

Nato's 1m13.430s was a couple of tenths of-a-second back from Evans' time on Friday evening as teams and drivers got to know the all-new circuit on the Formula E calendar.

DS PENSKE's Jean-Eric Vergne sits second, only by virtue of the fact he set the identical lap time after Nato had done.

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Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein's second in the standings and just 0.013s back in third here. The second DS PENSKE of Stoffel Vandoorne wound up fourth with Mahindra Racing's Nyck de Vries fifth and Sacha Fenestraz sixth in the Nissan.

Standings leader Nick Cassidy rounded in ninth.

The fast, sweeping corners in Shanghai made things difficult for the drivers, with plenty of correction on the steering wheel to keep things in order. Engineers will be busy getting setup right for their drivers, and making sure all the simulator work tallies with how things felt for real on-track.

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Qualifying follows at 10:20 local time with lights out for Round 11 scheduled at 15:00 local.

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Following this, Sunday’s action starts with Free Practice 3 at 08:00, followed by Round 12 qualifying and the race at 10:20 and 15:00 local time respectively.

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