Renault e.dams’ Nico Prost ended second practice on top as team-mate Sebastien Buemi brought the session to an abrupt end.
Track conditions evolving, both Renault e.dams led the Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport drivers out onto the track once again, but it was Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne who topped the timing sheets early on.
With many drivers opting to go for 200kw laps from the get go, Lucas di Grassi and Jaguar’s Adam Carroll had separate moments out on track early on, however, both came away unscathed, whilst Nick Heidfeld put his Mahindra in P2. Meaning we had Vergne first, Heidfeld second, Bird third, Frijns in fourth and Sarrazin fifth at the midpoint of the session, before Felix Rosenqvist demoted his team-mate Heidfeld to P3 with his first 200kw lap of the session.
Opening stints over and done with, both Renault and Abt drivers found themselves lingering down in the lower quarter of the timing sheets as drivers switched to their second cars for their final stints before qualifying.
Sarrazin was able to split the Mahindra’s in his second car, while Nico Prost went to the summit literally seconds before team-mate and championship leader Sebastien Buemi hit the wall at the final chicane; bringing out a red flag and ending the session prematurely.
The abrupt ending meant Prost ended the session P1, followed by Vergne, Rosenqvist, Sarrazin, Heidfeld, Bird, Duval, Frijns, with both NextEV cars rounding out the top ten with Oliver Turvey in ninth and Nelson Piquet Jr. in tenth.