Formula E Argentina 2016: Bird wins in Buenos Aires

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D a tell someone again, in the formula E can one does not overtake. At the fourth race of the year in Buenos Aires, Sebastien Buemi impressively demonstrated that it can still be done. After a spin in qualifying, the Swiss had to start from behind. In the first lap he passed several competitors in one fell swoop and moved up to 15th place.

Bird defends Argentina victory against Buemi attacks

As the Aguri racer from Felix Da Costa rolled out on lap 17 with a technical problem, Buemi had already worked his way up to 5th position. Without the use of the safety car, however, the race to catch up would probably be over - and not just on the podium. The field narrowed in the neutralization, which Buemi was able to grab his Renault team-mate Nicolas Prost at the mandatory pit stop. The world championship leader conceded second-placed Lucas di Grassi only a short time later at the restart. The Abt pilot had lost momentum when attacking the leader Sam Bird, which Buemi took advantage of.

In the final laps there was an intense duel between Bird and Buemi for the Argentine capital in front of 17,000 spectators Victory. But the Briton defended himself according to all the rules of the art and managed to keep his Swiss rival behind. At the finish, the DS Virgin and the E-Dams Renault were only 0.7 seconds apart.

Despite his terrific race to catch up, Buemi was not entirely satisfied with 2nd place: 'I'm sorry for my team. My car was very good today, but I didn't get the maximum out of it. The race itself was great, but also tough. Except for Da Costa, who broke down, I had to overtake all the other guys. I was certainly very lucky with the safety car. Without it it would have been a lot more difficult. '

Buemi slightly extends World Cup top

Buemi defended with it his top position in the overall standings. In the fourth of 10 races the former Toro Rosso driver extended his lead over main competitor Lucas di Grassi to 4 points. Bird is 28 points behind Buemi in third place. There was no reason to cheer for the German fans in Argentina. Nick Heidfeld came back with a decent seventh place after his injury. Daniel Abt ended up in 13th place outside of the points.

The next race will take place on March 12th in Mexico City. InIn our gallery we show some more impressions from Buenos Aires.


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