Rowland storms to Pole in rainswept Qualifying for Seoul E-Prix

Rowland storms to Pole in rainswept Qualifying for Seoul E-Prix

Oliver Rowland wrestled his red Mahindra to a stunning Pole on the wet streets of Seoul. The rain caught the drivers in Group B off-guard – but it also gave them an unexpected advantage in the Duels.

The Duels Final ahead of Round 15 of the Seoul E-Prix came down to a rain-soaked battle between two future teammates: Oliver Rowland vs Lucas Di Grassi, together at Mahindra starting next season. 

After making his debut to the Semi-Finals, the Brit stormed to a stunning Pole Position, showing exceptional control through Sector 2, where he went over half a second faster than the Venturi driver.

On the second row of the grid, Mitch Evans will be starting the first race of the weekend in P3, just ahead of Pascal Wehrlein who lost out to Rowland in the Semi-Final.

The Quarter-Final saw all the drivers who qualified in the top 4 for Group A eliminated. Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara, who will start 6th on the grid ahead of his championship rival Stoffel Vandoorne, noted that they did not get any practice in wet conditions ahead of the Duels, unlike the drivers in Group B. 

The struggle was evident as after a very decent run through the first stage of Qualifying, Sergio Sette Camara slid off into the barriers at Turn 13, and ended the session without setting a time. 

Andretti’s Jake Dennis was the best out of all the Group A drivers, managing to qualify 5th on the grid despite losing the Duel against Di Grassi.

Group B Qualifying was not, however, without drama: a late investigation caused some delays as Evans’ time was deleted due to allegedly not respecting the minimum pit stop time. Jean-Eric Vergne, who had temporarily gained a spot in the top 4 due to the active investigation, saw his final chance to make it to the Duels – and keep his hopes to win the championship alive – vanish before his eyes when the Stewards reinstated Evans’ lap time.

The DS Techeetah’s driver will start the race in P9 ahead of Sébastien Buemi and Norman Nato, with teammate Antonio Felix Da Costa in P12. 

Nyck de Vries only managed a disappointing 15th place after struggling for grip in the rain. Dan Ticktum and Antonio Giovinazzi will both start ahead of him on the 7th row on the grid.

Pole-sitter’s teammate Alexander Sims caused a Red Flag during the Group B qualifying, where he crashed after sustaining damage to his front suspensions. He will not however start last, as Andretti’s Oliver Askew had all of his lap times deleted due to not respecting the minimum pit stop time.

Round 15 of the Seoul E-Prix will start at 4PM local time, 8AM BST.

News Related


Sleek new Oletha S54 is powered by a BMW straight‑six

One of the most beautiful things to savour in the performance car world, is when a manufacturer takes a ‘less is more’ approach. That’s exactly what Smit Vehicle Engineering in ... Read more »

What To Watch For: Super DIRT Week

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The most historic motorsports event of the year has arrived. For the sixth time in its illustrious history, Oswego Speedway will host NAPA Super DIRT Week — ... Read more »

All-new Mercedes-Benz GLC now on sale

The new second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is now on sale in the UK, ahead of the first customer orders arriving at the start of next year. In contrast to the ... Read more »

Maserati's New Sports Car Is Shockingly Exciting

A new GranTurismo is finally here, and it comes in both gas and EV forms. Read more »

Is the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Front Wheel Drive?

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer blew onto the market in 2014 to mixed reviews. The loyal BMW enthusiasts were not sold on the idea of a compact MPV. Find ... Read more »

2023 BMW XM Styling Features Stand Out In Close-Up Walkaround Video

2023 BMW XM Walkaround Video There are several unique design details. The BMW XM debuted late last month, becoming the second M-specific model ever launched. It’s a big departure from ... Read more »

Tesla May Soon Expand Original Battery Gigafactory In Nevada

Tesla Giga Nevada (Tesla Gigafactory 1) – solar installation The Tesla battery Gigafactory in Nevada is currently only about 30 percent complete. When we covered Tesla in the early days, ... Read more »

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Drive Review: Detroit’s Ferrari

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 The 2023 Z06 is arguably the best Corvette ever, and it got there by being more like a decade-old Ferrari. Verdict 9.6 / 10 Through its ... Read more »

Maximizing Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07 Track Pack Cornering: Here's the Secret Sauce

Most days, when the weather cooperates, you can find members of our testing team at one or another of our test facilities running all manner of vehicles through our extensive ... Read more »

How We'd Spec It: 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The standard Chevrolet Corvette is an extremely capable sports car, with its 495-hp 6.2-liter V-8 shooting the coupe to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. But for 2023 Chevy has ... Read more »

Here Are All the Changes That Turn a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray into a Z06

Corvette engineers reworked morphed the base C8 Stingray into the most outrageous Z06 ever. Read more »

Maserati GranTurismo Returns With Big Changes Under the Hood

Photo: Maserati One of Maserati’s most iconic cars is back after retiring in 2019. The GranTurismo coupe has been reinvented with a brand new V6 engine and a fully electric ... Read more »

Audi E-Tron possible prototype shows up in electric German rally

New Audi e-tron prototype at the E-Cannonball Audi showed up at the E-Cannonball in Hamburg, Germany, last month with what the brand’s Twitter called “a new all-electric challenger.” Consensus is ... Read more »

State agency that pulls cars from water objects to Cybertruck boat claim

Elon Musk raised eyebrows and probably his own employees’ blood pressure last week when he tweeted that the long-delayed Tesla Cybertruck could “briefly function as a boat.” Many ignored it ... Read more »

Lordstown Begins Endurance Production at a Snail’s Pace

Ohio-based EV truck maker will still need to raise capital to build the remainder of the first batch by 2023. Read more »

2022 Audi Q4 50 e-tron Is the Electric Answer to Entry-Level Audi Luxury

The practical, stylish crossover EV lacks a little in the performance department but offers a luxuriously comfortable cabin and storage galore. Read more »

Toyota bZ4X review

Family buyers after a capable, all-electric SUV, will be impressed by the talented Toyota bZ4X Read more »

Rivian loses Georgia tax breaks for second plant

Rivian has lost some tax breaks associated with a $5 billion vehicle plant the company plans to build near Atlanta, Georgia. The key issue deals with property taxes connected with ... Read more »

Automotive stocks plunge going into October

As inflation and supply chain issues continue to rattle the world economy, automotive stocks have plunged going into October. Despite numerous brands expected to deliver record numbers of vehicles and ... Read more »

Apple Exec Leaves Company After Crude Comments on Car Influencer TikTok at Pebble Beach

Tony Blevins made a comment about “fondling big-breasted women” on a Daniel Mac TikTok. An Apple executive is leaving the company after making a crude joke during Pebble Beach that ... Read more »

New Alpine A110 R to boast 177mph top speed

The new hot Alpine A110 R will be the brand's quickest car yet Read more »

Norris: Alpine swing sweeter when car’s nowhere near as quick

Lando Norris says McLaren’s championship swing against Formula 1 rival Alpine is even sweeter because his team does not have “a car which is anywhere near as quick” as its ... Read more »

Toyota Announces Extension to Safety Connect and Service Connect Trials

Toyota has announced the availability of Safety Connect, a suite of services that help drivers stay secure while on the road. It is now available with an extended trial period ... Read more »

GMC Hummer EV: The Freedom Launch of 9,000 Pounds Is Real

How fast can 9,000 pounds accelerate from 0-60 mph? When using the Watts to Freedom mode in the GMC Hummer EV, the answer is three seconds. That’s right, this big, ... Read more »

The Most Popular Ford F-150 Lightning Questions Answered

In order to prepare for our upcoming week with the Ford F-150 Lightning, we’re diving into some research. It’s time to answer your questions as we learn every single detail ... Read more »

Reliable Used SUVs Under $20,000 With Room for 5 Passengers

Sifting through all of the used SUVs on the market can be overwhelming. Kelley Blue Book has some reliable used SUVs under $20,000 with all the safety features drivers want. ... Read more »

PCarmarket Featuring a Low-Mileage 930 Turbo- Bid Now

Europe’s prized sports car is even better with a spooling snail. Known for being one of the most stylish and attractive cars ever to hit the European performance automotive market, ... Read more »

Automakers Racing Out EVs, But Tesla's Lead Is Tough Act To Follow

Tesla Model 3 Automakers are struggling to meet demand and catch up with Tesla as the US EV maker continues to grow rapidly. This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX, ... Read more »

Sensational Pantera Selling Thursday On Bring A Trailer

This unforgettable masterpiece is one of the most unique rides to come out of the 1970s. The Pantera is known for many things to automotive enthusiasts around the globe, especially ... Read more »

How Much Should You Worry About EV Fires?

Fires involving electric cars often make the news, but let's take a look at how frequent they actually occur—and whether you should fret over their possibility. Read more »

Why Verstappen acts like five-race win streak never happened

There was no consoling Max Verstappen after his Singapore Grand Prix weekend, his worst all-round event of the 2022 Formula 1 season. He had been left in no mood to ... Read more »

Mini Aceman Fully-Electric Countryman Replacement Spied Under Camo

2024 Mini Aceman EV The upcoming Aceman will act as a direct replacement for the current Countryman, and it will only come as an EV. Mini is going to replace ... Read more »

Carryover 2023 Kia Rio pricing stays under $20,000

2023 Rio When we wrote about new cars on sale for under $20,000, the assemblage counted the trio of Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa, and Kia Rio. The Rio could be ... Read more »

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesign for the E-Class, and the latest prototype to be spotted is for the car’s wagon body style. The current E-Class arrived for the 2017 ... Read more »

Daniel Ricciardo: Patience paid off for McLaren at Singapore Grand Prix

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo said being patient and resisting the urge to be desperate had a lot to do with the teams decent showing at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. Read more »

Tesla Model X In Devastating Crash: Family Survives, Minor Injuries

tesla model x euro ncap crash tests As you can see from the photos taken at the scene, the vehicle is hard to identify due to the horrible damage. Over ... Read more »

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Spied Flaunting Longer Roof

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Spy Photos It’s the wagon for families that want to travel in style. Just a day after seeing a spy video of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate on ... Read more »

Is a SEAT Leon the same as a Volkswagen Golf?

We compare the SEAT Leon with the latest Volkswagen Golf to find out the similarities and differences. The Volkswagen Group is large and comprises a variety of manufacturers, from the ... Read more »

Akkodis wins Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series | FOS Future Lab

The Akkodis team has won the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series, to add to its GT World Challenge Endurance title and the overall GT World Challenge crown in 2022. With ... Read more »

How Verstappen can win the 2022 F1 title at the Japanese GP

Max Verstappen has his second chance to seal his second Formula 1 title with a few races to spare at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. His first opportunity in Singapore ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network