ACCIONA Sainz leads Copper X Prix Free Practices

The ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team enjoyed a solid Friday as Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz led the two Free Practice sessions ahead of the Copper X Prix.

The team beat points leader Rosberg X Racing by just two-tenths of a second in FP1, though the margin was actually much greater had Sanz not received a ten-second penalty for hitting a waypoint marker. The same infraction was also handed to Chip Ganassi Racing‘s Kyle LeDuc.

ACCIONA | Sainz’s run comes just days after the team resumed rebuilding their Spark ODYSSEY 21, which suffered severe damage in a wreck at the first Island X Prix and forced them to run the second in the Extreme E test car. The team was also permitted to shake down the reconstructed car ahead of the weekend.

RXR dropped to sixth in FP2 while Sainz led Andretti United XE by over five seconds. ABT CUPRA XE did not set a time after Jutta Kleinschmidt had a rough landing on a jump that damaged her car’s nose; while she exited the vehicle without issue, she was airlifted to Hospital de Calama for further evaluation. Emma Gilmour of McLaren XE was penalised during her run that resulted in the team also not having an official time.

XITE Energy Racing failed to finish the first practice following Timo Scheider‘s air time that resulted in a broken steering arm.

Unlike previous races, each driver got two laps due to the Copper X Prix course being much shorter.

Free Practice #1 results

Finish Number Team Total Time Driver #1 Lap #1 Time Lap #2 Time Driver #2 Lap #1 Time Lap #2 Time
1 55 ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team 9:32.925* Carlos Sainz 2:03.010 1:55.893 Laia Sanz 2:00.698 1:54.246
2 6 Rosberg X Racing 9:33.104 Johan Kristoffersson 2:00.966 1:59.263 Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky 2:06.070 1:59.868
3 44 X44 Vida Carbon Racing 9:42.277 Sébastien Loeb 2:02.992 1:54.552 Cristina Gutiérrez 2:06.668 2:00.122
4 58 McLaren XE 9:54.785* Tanner Foust 2:09.966 1:53.829 Emma Gilmour 2:12.073 2:00.721
5 125 ABT CUPRA XE 9:58.072 Nasser Al-Attiyah 1:57.555 1:57.314 Jutta Kleinschmidt 2:18.919 2:05.101
6 23 Andretti United XE 9:58.154 Timmy Hansen 2:01.739 1:56.161 Catie Munnings 2:11.124 2:01.619
7 22 JBXE 10:04.220 Kevin Hansen 2:04.843 1:59.074 Hedda Hosås 2:14.592 2:05.476
8 99 Chip Ganassi Racing 10:12.959* Kyle LeDuc 2:19.556 1:58.800 Sara Price 1:59.386 1:57.927
9 5 Veloce Racing 11:40.904 Lance Woolridge 2:13.792 2:09.643 Christine GZ 2:09.643 2:08.103
10 42 XITE Energy Racing DNF Timo Scheider 2:16.917 N/A Tamara Molinaro N/A N/A
* – Received a penalty

Free Practice #2 results

Finish Number Team Total Time Driver #1 Lap #1 Time Lap #2 Time Driver #2 Lap #1 Time Lap #2 Time
1 55 ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team 9:10.167 Laia Sanz 1:49.217 2:07.386 Carlos Sainz 1:50.894 1:57.019
2 23 Andretti United XE 9:15.905 Catie Munnings 2:01.517 2:05.258 Timmy Hansen 1:49.468 1:52.395
3 44 X44 Vida Carbon Racing 9:25.555* Cristina Gutiérrez 1:52.452 1:57.438 Sébastien Loeb 1:49.364 1:51.562
4 22 JBXE 9:28.862* Hedda Hosås 2:02.993 2:07.364 Kevin Hansen 1:52.292 1:54.249
5 5 Veloce Racing 9:38.466* Christine GZ 2:01.953 2:08.412 Lance Woolridge 1:54.003 1:57.390
6 6 Rosberg X Racing 9:39.463 Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky 2:22.392 1:57.538 Johan Kristoffersson 1:48.116 1:50.355
7 99 Chip Ganassi Racing 9:40.060* Sara Price 1:56.103 2:01.034 Kyle LeDuc 1:50.785 1:52.208
8 42 XITE Energy Racing 9:40.259* Tamara Molinaro 2:05.281 2:08/237 Timo Scheider 1:52.939 1:54.654
9 58 McLaren XE DNF Emma Gilmour 2:10.259 1:52.506 Tanner Foust 1:53.175 DNF
10 125 ABT CUPRA XE DNF Jutta Kleinschmidt N/A N/A Nasser Al-Attiyah N/A N/A