Nissan e.dams battle hard in a challenging Santiago Formula E race
The team showed early session pace and promise in Chile.
The Santiago round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship was a story of highs and lows for the Nissan e.dams team. The hot, intense and action-packed race was a thriller for the fans, but ultimately the race was challenging.
Sebastien Buemi earned his second Super Pole qualifying session of the season, starting from 6th position and spent much of the race battling hard with the cars around him. The racing was exciting, but ultimately the intensity of the competition and a 30-second time penalty for a technical infraction cost Buemi the 7th position he took at the finish line, to place 13th.
“This was a tough day. I started in P6, but then had a bad start with lots of wheelspin. After that, we had a technical issue with the steering wheel which cost me a few positions. I was able to salvage a few points at the end and finish P7, but the time penalty took us out of the points. A frustrating day but we now look forward to the next round in Mexico.”