Jean-Eric Vergne was the fastest in the last practice session of the FIA ??Formula E in the opening round of the 2016-17 season at Hong Kong. Nicolas Prost finished second, followed by Sam Bird.
In the last session before the classification, the drivers were testing the pace for the qualifying doing laps in the maximum power. This would lead to more risks, more mistakes.
Loïc Duval (Faraday Future Dragon Racing) crashed into the wall at the last corner, which caused the red flag, along with Maro Engel (Venturi Racing), who broke the right rear suspension.
Meanwhile, Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) led the time-sheets ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa (Andretti Autosport) and Jean Eric Vergne (Techeetah).
At the restart session, the drivers continued struggling at turn 2. Lucas di Grassi (ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport) who went off at that point, broke the rear wing of his car while Jose Maria Lopez (DS Virgin Racing) almost made contact against the Brazilian.
Meanwhile, Vergne took the first place ahead of Nicolas Prost (Renault e.dams).
The session ended with the crash of Nelson Piquet (NextEV NIO).
1 Vergne 2 Prost 3 Bird 4 Rosenqvist 5 Da Costa 6 Heidfeld 7 Buemi 8 Ma 9 Sarrazin 10 Duval 11 Di Grassi 12 Turvey 13 Abt 14 Frijns 15 Piquet 16 D’Ambrosio 17 Carroll 18 Engel 19 Evans 20 Lopez