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Buemi disqualified in Montreal
Jul30

Buemi disqualified in Montreal

As if the FIA Formula E finale needed any more drama, Sebastien Buemi has been disqualified in Montreal for an underweight second car in yesterday’s opening race. The second car—which the Renault e.Dams team built from the ground up in the five hours between his second practice crash and the race—was found to be 4kg underweight in post-race technical inspection. With Di Grassi’s win Saturday and Buemi’s DQ, the gap between...

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Di Grassi takes pole, cuts Buemi’s point lead
Jul29

Di Grassi takes pole, cuts Buemi’s point lead

Lucas Di Grassi continued to chisel away at Sebastien Buemi’s point lead in Montreal, taking the pole and the three FIA Formula E points that go along with it. Now, just seven points separate the leading Renault e.Dams driver Sebastien Buemi and the challenger from Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport. To add insult to injury, Buemi, who set the second fastest time in the session, will have to start 12th. Buemi incurred the 10-place...

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Buemi shunts in second practice
Jul29

Buemi shunts in second practice

Renault e.Dams and Sebastien Buemi have hit a snag in their quest to retain the FIA Formula E team and driver championships as Buemi crashed the car heavily in the second practice session for the Montreal ePrix. Buemi leads the championship by just 10 points over Abt Scheffler Audi Sport’s Lucas Di Grassi. To further compound Buemi’s woes, Di Grassi turned the fastest time in the first practice session while Buemi could...

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Buemi, Di Grassi fight for the Formula E title
Jul28

Buemi, Di Grassi fight for the Formula E title

It’s the championship showdown for the FIA Formula E series in Montreal, Canada, and Renault e.Dams’ Sebastien Buemi and ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport’s Lucas Di Grassi are both fighting for the Formula E title. Also mathematically in contention are Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist and DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird. However, their chances of taking home the crown are slim, and, in a press conference before...

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Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E
Jul28

Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E

Porsche has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class at the conclusion of 2017 and switch its motorsport focus to the FIA Formula E Championship Porsche’s Formula E entry is set to debut for the 2019/2020 season. Porsche is planning an electric sports car based on the Mission E concept car the marque revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. “Entering Formula E and achieving success in...

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