Renault e.dams Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After a difficult doubleheader to open the season, Season Three champion Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams bounced back in a big way with a strong podium run in the Marrakesh E-Prix. The run was a smashing success, though there was a lingering feeling that the weekend could have yielded much more. Buemi led the first 28 of the race’s 33 laps in what appeared to be a dominant outing similar to the many others he’d delivered in the first three seasons of Formula E competition. But thatRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer For a time it appeared that Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams were due to return to the dominant form they’d displayed throughout the early days of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Morocco. But in the end Felix Rosenqvist and Mahindra Racing wouldn’t be denied. Rosenqvist used a late overtake of pole-sitter and potential championship rival Buemi with just five laps remaining to drive off to the victory in the 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix, surging into the points lead in the driver’s championship in the process. The victory wasRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler might have owned the morning’s practice sessions, but when the time came to qualify it was Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams that stole the show. Buemi laid down a time of 1:20.355 to win the Super Pole round and claim the Julius Baer Pole Position, securing the right to lead the ABB FIA Formula E Championship field to the green in the Marrakesh E-Prix. The result was Buemi’s his first pole of Season Four, and the ninth of his four-year Formula E career.Read More

Posted On January 10, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Formula E, Headline News

Formula E Weekend Preview: Marrakesh

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Ahead of each ABB Formula E Series race weekend, Motorsports Tribune offers an in-depth look at the details and storylines going into the weekend’s event(s).  Race(s): Marrakesh E-Prix (33 laps, 61.38 miles) Hashtag: #MarrakeshEPrix Circuit: Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan (Morocco) Track Details: Anticlockwise – 12 turns, 1.86 miles Track Record: Sebastien Buemi (1:20.599, 2016) What Happened Last Year: Sebastien Buemi overcame a five-position grid penalty issued after a post-qualifying inspection failure to pass the dominant Felix Rosenqvist late and win his second-consecutive race. Weekend Schedule Saturday, January 13Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer As has often been the case in their FIA Formula E careers, Season Two and Three champions Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi left the opening weekend close together on the championship table – separated by just a lone point. But in an unusual change of pace, the typical championship favorites find themselves mired in the back of the standings. Buemi and di Grassi combined to tally just one point the season-opening HKT Hong Kong E-Prix doubleheader, with Buemi getting the lone marker as a result ofRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer With three FIA Formula E championships in as many years to their credit, it’s rare for Renault e.dams to suffer an off day. So when the organization tallied just two points in the first of two races at the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix – setting the team 27 points behind leaders DS Virgin Racing – there was cause for concern among the team. “The race was a bit complicated,” Renault e.dams Co-Owner Alain Prost said. “We didn’t know very well where we would be in termsRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Season Four for the FIA Formula E championship is underway. The first practice session of the season went to Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams. Buemi laid down a 1:03.310s lap to lead the way in free practice 1 for Saturday’s HKT Hong Kong E-Prix, besting Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans (1:03.776s) and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt (1:03.856s) to lead the way for the Formula E paddock. Lucas di Grassi (1:03.969s) and Sam Bird (1:04.097s) rounded out the top five, with Nicolas Prost (1:04.129s), Nelson Piquet Jr.Read More

Posted On November 30, 2017By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Formula E, Headline News

Formula E Weekend Preview: Hong Kong

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Ahead of each FIA Formula E race weekend, Motorsports Tribune offers an in-depth look at the details and storylines going into the week’s event(s).  Race(s): HKT Hong Kong E-Prix (45 laps, 51.75 miles) Hashtag: #HKePrix Circuit: Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit (Hong Kong) Track Details: Clockwise – 10 turns, 1.15 miles Track Record: Felix Rosenqvist (1:02.947, 2016) What Happened Last Year: Season Two champion Sebastien Buemi put together a strong drive to claim his first of six Season Three victories, leading 20 laps in the process. Weekend Schedule Friday, December 1Read More