Monaco ePrix: Jean-Eric Vergne takes pole position from Oliver Rowland as Brit receives penalty

JEAN-ERIC VERGNE takes pole position in Monaco after Oliver Rowland took a three-place grid penalty.

Barnsley-born Rowland was the quickest driver in the streets of Monte Carlo but will start fourth after being punished for a crash last time out in Paris.

Jaguar's Mitch Evans has been pushed up to second on the grid with Pascal Weihrlein starting in third.

Meanwhile Felipe Massa and Sebastian Buemi will start fifth and sixth respectively after super pole.


Rowland is confident of having a positive weekend after proving to be the quickest on track.

The Nissan driver said: "Obviously I am happy, I knew before I came here I had a three-place grid penalty.

"I have to be happy, the team did a great job, the car was fantastic, third pole of the year it's pretty good, I don't think anyone else has had two in a row.

"Of course I'm happy, we're starting fourth, it's a tight race and the car is fast so there is no reason why we can't challenge for a podium and have a good day."

Brit Sam Bird's bad run continues as he starts the ePrix in 15th after competing in first round of Super Pole.

Source: Read Full Article