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Formula E

'It's a f****** shed': Dennis furious after latest Andretti horror show

Jake Dennis will start the opening race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header from 20th on the grid.

Dennis Berlin
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Jake Dennis was furious after enduring yet another miserable qualifying session, with the reigning world champion having described his car as a "f****** shed". 

Qualifying was Dennis' biggest strength on his way to the title last season, whereas it has been his and Andretti's kryptonite in 2024. 

Andretti's qualifying woes continued in qualifying ahead of the opening race of the Berlin E-Prix, with the British driver having been slowest in the opening group.

He will start the race from 20th, marking his worst starting position of Season 10. To add to Andretti's woes, Norman Nato was also slowest in Group B and starts from 21st. 

In a short interview with Formula E immediately after being eliminated from qualifying, Dennis described the current situation as a "shambles", whilst he also vented his frustration over the team radio. 

"Mate I have possibly the hardest car in the world to drive," Dennis said over the team radio.

"How are we so far off? I do two corners like the lap of my life and the rest it’s a f****** shed. It’s unbelievable."

Peloton a lifesaver

The big lifesaver for Andretti is that the peloton-style of racing will be in full swing during both Berlin races. 

It means Dennis' disappointing qualifying whilst frustrating, is not, ultimately, the end of the world. Andretti's package is traditionally strong in the peloton, as is their Porsche powertrain.

"I mean, I always enjoy the peloton racing to a certain extent, especially if you've not had the best qualifying session," Dennis told RacingNews365 on Friday. 

"So from my side, I'm confident going into these races that I generally performed quite well. Obviously, the Porsche powertrain is one of the best on the grid so when it's energy limited, you always perform quite well."

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