Felix Rosenqivst finished top of the timesheet in a truncated second practice session ahead of Formula E’s inaugural Rome ePrix, after Alex Lynn crashed for the second consecutive session.

Mahindra’s Rosenqvist hit the front after his first run, initially edging reigning champion Lucas di Grassi by 0.011 seconds.

With a third of the session remaining, Rosenqvist attempted a qualifying simulation lap. He recorded session best times in all three sectors to entrench his position at the top of the times.

Sam Bird posted a 200kW qualifying simulation effort moments later to vault to second on the timesheet. He finished 0.344s adrift of pace-setter Rosenqvist.

Bird’s DS Virgin Racing team-mate Alex Lynn triggered a premature end to the session, as red flags were deployed when he crashed at Turn 16 with five minutes left on the clock. The session was not restarted.

A snap of oversteer on the entry to the corner sent Lynn sliding into the outside wall. It was his second crash of the weekend after he also hit the barriers during FP1 earlier in the morning.

Behind Rosenqvist and Lynn on the timesheet, di Grassi’s personal best set during the first runs in the session placed him third on the timesheet.

Jose Maria Lopez impressed for Dragon in fourth. Nicholas Prost and Sebastian Buemi were fifth and sixth for Renault e.dams, having recorded their fastest laps just prior to Lynn’s crash. Dragon’s Jerome d’Ambrosio finished seventh, 0.5s behind his team-mate.

FP1 pace-setter Nelson Piquet Jr finished eighth, while Tom Blomqvist and Mitch Evans rounded out the top 10. Drivers outside the top 10 failed to record full power laps given the shortened session.