In addition to his endurance races with Toyota, and in addition to his work as third driver for Red Bull Racing, Sébastien has signed a contract with e-Dams to race in Formula E - the famous 100% electric series.
In Formula E, everything is brand new. To make a long story short, that championship last eleven races on new circuits, all in new cities like Beijing, Miami, Punta del Este (Uruguay) or Long Beach. The race week-end is shortened to one and only day, with qualifying in the morning and race in the afternoon. The race itself lasts one hour only! The tyres are threaded to make it more difficult to handle those very heavy single-seaters – which benefit from a spectacular torque thanks to their 100% electric engines.
Nissan e.dams drivers Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland will be back again for the 2020-21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, after two strong seasons together with the team.
Buemi and Rowland, in cars #23 and #22 respectively, will continue to demonstrate the power and performance of Nissan's zero-emission EV technology during season seven of the all-electric street racing series.
Nissan e.dams finished second in the 2019-20 teams championship, having scored one victory, five podiums and a pole position. Buemi impressed with his qualifying speed, racking up six consecutive Super Pole qualifying appearances.
"I'm delighted to stay on with the team. We've achieved a lot together, and we had a great season six. Finishing second in the championship will help us maintain the momentum and the confidence we need to make us even more competitive. Having Oliver as my teammate again is great. We work very well together. I feel that with the experience and expertise we have across the team, we're in a good place to pursue yet more success in Formula E." Sébastien Buemi