Sebastien Buemi takes fifth place in first race of Formula E double-header
Nissan e.dams added to its points tally thanks to Sébastien Buemi’s fifth place finish in Round 11 of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, having run in the podium positions earlier in the race. The Swiss driver made it through to the qualifying duels at the Brooklyn Street Circuit and lined up fifth for the first race of the double-header. A fast start saw him move into third early on, where he would stay for several laps.
Late in the race, a sudden downpour caused mayhem in the field, with Buemi among a host of drivers to be caught out. Race Control made the decision not to restart, reinstating Buemi to fifth. In Round 12, the team were unable to replicate their Saturday pace. Buemi finished the race 13th. Formula E returns in two weeks’ time for the penultimate race weekend of the season in London, as the series returns to the ExCeL London’s unique semi-indoor circuit.
“We had a very good day on Saturday, making it through to the Duels and scoring a lot of points. Fifth in qualifying was an excellent result and we showed our pace with a great start, running P3 for a long time. P5 and 10 points is a solid return, so we were very pleased with that result. The second race was a bit more difficult, we didn’t quite have the same speed in qualifying and couldn’t move forwards. Still, we can be happy with our points and take the lessons on to London.” Sébastien Buemi