Sebastien Buemi Tag

By IMSA Wire Service If you’re a regular follower of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans might seem a little bit like a high-speed version of musical chairs. We’re accustomed to seeing Renger van der Zande driving car No. 10 in the top class, but this one’s quite a bit different. Instead of sharing the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R with Jordan Taylor, van der Zande will be driving the No. 10 DragonSpeed BR Engineering BR01-Gibson LMP1 car with Ben Hanley and HenrikRead More
By FIA Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was fastest overall on a crucial full day of testing took which place today, 16 December, on the Ad Diriyah circuit following the thrilling opening race of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season yesterday. Race runner-up Jean-Eric Vergne once again found himself just missing out on the top position, this time by a margin of only 0.113s in his DS TECHEETAH machine. The test featured a diverse mix of nine female and 11 male drivers, with teams having worked with theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s been a great couple of months for Belgian driver Laurens Vanthoor, who co-drove to the GTE Pro class victory in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans with Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen in the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR. Vanthoor picked up his first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory on May 6 in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, taking the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win with co-driver Earl Bamber – a two-time overall Le Mans winner –Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Three months after his first apparent victory was stripped away by a technical infringement in Hong Kong, Daniel Abt returned to the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico City. Abt took over the lead after an excellent car swap from his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team and drove off to claim Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix, giving Audi their first win of Season 4 and earning his first series victory. The German gained six seconds during the car swaps, taking advantage ofRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer A familiar name topped the chaotic opening practice session for the inaugural ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Santiago, Chile. Sam Bird laid down a lap time of 1:19.439 around the 1.53-mile Parque Forestal Ciudad De Santiago to set the fast time in Free Practice 1 for Saturday’s Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix. The DS Virgin Racing veteran slotted in just ahead of early championship leader and Mahindra Racing ace Felix Rosenqvist (1:19.646). Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne (1:19.701) and Andre Lotterer (1:19.824) ended the session in third andRead More
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
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