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BMW's da Costa takes pole for Formula E season opener

António Félix da Costa claimed pole position for BMW in the first round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E championship in Ad Diriyah. Overnight rain and wet track conditions on Saturday morning had badly disrupted the day's schedule, with both of the planned practice sessions called off. They were replaced by a single 35-minute session which itself was disrupted by crashes for Venturi's Edoardo Mortara and Mahindra's Felix Rosenqvist. The lack of practice forced a change in Formula E's usual qualifying format. Instead of four heats and a superpole round, the 22 drivers were split into two groups decided by last season's standings with each group given a 15 minute window to complete a...
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