Jean-Eric Vergne took his second pole position of the 2017/18 Formula E season in Santiago.

It was Vergne’s Techeetah team-mate Andre Lotterer who was quickest going into superpole, however, contact with the barriers on his flying lap handed Vergne his sixth-career FE pole.

Vergne set a 1m19.161s to take pole, 0.194s quicker than season two champion Sebastien Buemi.

Lotterer will start third on the grid as Lucas di Grassi, who qualified fourth, will start in 14th place due to a 10-place grid penalty

Sam Bird was third fastest before superpole, but he spun on his flying lap in the top-five shootout. The red flag came out, meaning unlike Lotterer, he was unable to complete his lap. He will start fourth with di Grassi’s penalty.

Nelson Piquet Jr missed out on a place in superpole by just over a tenth, Alex Lynn and Piquet’s former team-mate Oliver Turvey completed the top eight.

Nicolas Prost, who crashed in practice, ended the session in ninth place ahead of Jose Maria Lopez in his second race for Dragon.

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Daniel Abt was 11th fastest ahead of Maro Engel and Jerome d’Ambrosio, who is still yet to score a point this year.

Championship leader Felix Rosenqvist had a difficult session, finishing in 14th place after multiple small errors, one position ahead of Mahindra team-mate Nick Heidfeld.

Antonio Felix da Costa was 16th quickest, as Andretti’s troubles continued.

Edoardo Mortara, who sits fifth in the championship, was quickest over the first two-thirds of his flying lap before a big lock-up into the hairpin cost him dearly, dropping him to 17th place.

Rookies Tom Blomqvist and Luca Filippi made major mistakes on their flying laps, leaving them in 18th and 19th position.

Mitch Evans binned his Jaguar at Turn 3 in the opening session, grounding him to 20th and slowest of all in the standings.