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Piquet wins again – 35 years later
Apr04

Piquet wins again – 35 years later

Nelson Piquet Sr won his first Formula 1 race here at Long Beach 35 years ago and today his son Nelson Piquet Jr followed in his father’s footsteps to take his same distinctive helmet design to victory. Piquet leapt into the lead from the second row of the grid at the Long Beach ePrix and was never troubled throughout the 39 lap journey. He become the sixth different winner in six races in the FIA Formula E championship. The win...

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Abt new pole man for Long Beach
Apr04

Abt new pole man for Long Beach

German ace Daniel Abt has gone from zero to hero after taking over pole position for today’s Long Beach ePrix. Abt crashed in the morning session today, taking too much kerb on entry to the chicane, bouncing into the air and hitting the wall on the exit. The German initially bounced back to qualify second fastest behind Sebastien Buemi but will now take over the top spot after the Swiss FIA World Endurance Champion was found to...

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Buemi scores pole at Long Beach
Apr04

Buemi scores pole at Long Beach

A pair of “DNFs” in the championship has put FIA World Endurance Champion Sebastien Buemi on the fightback trail as he battles to get back in contention for the FIA Formula E Championship but Swiss Sebastien Buemi showed today he has the pace to become the all-electric series first double winner. Buemi took the pole at Long Beach today with a time of 56.853 – pushing his teammate and championship leader Nico Prost...

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DiGrassi tops final two practice sessions
Apr04

DiGrassi tops final two practice sessions

Brazilians have dominated the morning on the streets of Long Beach with Nelson Piquet Jr and Lucas di Grassi topping the times. Piquet was fastest in the opening session with Audi sportscar ace di Grassi taking the top spot in the following two sessions. Next up is qualifying . The session is a straight fight for the fastest laptime and determines the order for the day’s race. The session will last 55 minutes (40 minutes track...

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Piquet Jr set to honor father’s win
Apr04

Piquet Jr set to honor father’s win

A young Brazilian named Nelson Piquet took his first Formula 1 victory on the streets of Long Beach here in 1980. 35 years later the son of the man who went on to win three Formula 1 World Championships will honor that victory by wearing his father’s helmet design today. Nelson Piquet Jr kicked off his Long Beach ePrix assault in fine form by topping the first first practice session in the debut race for the the FIA Formula E...

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