Jaguar Racing posted the best two times of Free Practice 1, early morning on the Monaco track, with Sam Bird clocking a 1 :32.220 and Mitch Evans a 1 :32.253, only 33/1000 of a second behind his team-mate. On the full F1 layout (3.3 km), used for the first time this weekend in Formula E, all drivers enjoyed a 35-minute session since 10 minutes were lost because of a mechanical issue for Sergio Sette Camara (Dragon) who stopped at La Rascasse.
The provisional Top 6 was completed by Robin Frijns (Virgin) in 3rd place, reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) in 4th and Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) in 5th, ahead of World Championship leader Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ) in 6th place. A very promising result for five of the best current Formula E teams
In order to show how tough this day at the races will be, 15 drivers were grouped in one second in this very first session, the next one being scheduled for 10 :15 for 30 minutes only. Qualifying will start at noon, with 4 groups of 6 cars, and culminate with the Super Pole session, for the Top 6 drivers.