Formula E Punta del Este 2015

Formula E Punta del Este 2015
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N oh the perfect start to the season in China, Séastien Buemi had to give spring in Malaysia. But in the third round of the 2015 Formula E championship, the Swiss man straightened things out again. The former Formula 1 driver easily won his second race of the season and his fifth overall in the electric racing series.

Buemi from fifth place to success

In the qualification it was not yet optimal for Buemi. He only qualified in fifth position after taking pole position in the first two races. However, Buemi quickly stormed forward from the third row. 27-year-old Lucas Di Grassi caught himself right at the start. In the further course he cracked Loic Duval and Sam Bird on the course in Punta del Este before he prevailed against Jérôme D'Ambrosio in the battle for the top.

With a small cushion, Buemi switched to his pursuers against His emergency vehicle in the middle of the race. The big winner of the mandatory stops was Di Grassi, who conceded two competitors and came back on the track behind Buemi.

Initially, the Abt driver was able to catch up with Buemi - helped by a full-course caution phase, which was triggered by Sam Bird. Buemi then countered with fast times and crossed the finish line after 33 laps with a 3.534 second lead over Di Grassi. 'It's great to have fought back after the weekend in Putrajaya. Lucas is very close to us and very consistent. So we have to stay focused,' said the race winner.

Renault against Abt in the championship

And thus addresses the situation in the championship. Renault e.Dams and Abt have gained an advantage over the competition. Not only from a technical point of view, but also on points. After the victory in Uruguay (25 points) and the fastest race lap (2 points), Buemi has a total of 62 points after three races. The Brazilian Di Grassi has just one point less on the account. The third-placed D‘Ambrosio, however, only has 28 points. In the team classification, too, it comes down to a duel between Renault e.Dams and Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport. Here it is currently 73 to 71 for the French.

Di Grassi pushes the favorite role to Renault e.Dams and Buemi. 'I managed to catch up with Buemi, but in the end he was too quick. You had the fastest car in the first three races. Buemi is probably the one who will win the championship. Butif he fails, we'll be there. '

Pole man D'Ambrosio dropped 15 points for third place in addition to three points for the fastest lap in qualifying. Duval and Nicolas Prost came behind him For Daniel Abt in the second Abt car it was enough for eighth position. Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve was unable to take part in the race. The Venturi driver battered one of his two cars in qualifying, which led to an early retirement.

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