Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries was fastest in the morning’s first practice session with a time of 1:31.154. Robin Frijns then got stuck almost 2.5 seconds ahead of De Vries.
In the second practice session on Saturday morning, the Formula E drivers were significantly faster in Monte Carlo. Antonio Felix da Costa of Portugal completed the historic course in 1.30.435. Mitch Evans was second with 0.209 seconds, with Frijns just behind in P3. Frijns, driving for Envision Racing, was topping the timesheets in the session when a red flag was raised at Rascasse with eight minutes to go due to technical issues with Alexander Sims’ car. De Vries was third then. He eventually dropped to sixth with a .417 from Da Costa.
Jean-Eric Vergne took fourth place ahead of Maximilian Gunther. Pascal Wehrlein, Andre Lotterer, Edoardo Mortara and Jake Dennis completed the top ten.
Qualifying starts at 10:45 a.m., the race starts at 3:00 p.m. The Monaco E-Prix is the sixth Formula E event of the season, which started at the end of January. Frijns is second in the championship, De Vries eighth.