After finishing first in this season’s Hong Kong and Marrakesh ePrix’, Sébastien Buemi has also won the Formula E-race in Buenos Aires. The Renault e.dams driver passed his rivals Jean-Eric Vergne and Lucas di Grassi in the early stage of the race and never looked back.
The first lap seemed to be completed without incident, but Adam Carroll only got away properly when leader Lucas di Grassi approached the start and finish line after the first lap. The Brazilian was leading the race, but couldn’t do much about the attacks from Jean-Eric Vergne and Sébastien Buemi who passed the Audi Abt driver after a few laps. In the following laps also Oliver Turvey and Nico Prost found a way alongside their championship rival.
Buemi also overtook Vergne for the lead and pulled away a few tenths a lap and came in for his second car with a five second margin over the Frenchman. After all pit stops were completed, Buemi was still ahead and didn’t won or lose any time. Prost managed to put his second car just in front of di Grassi while the Brazilian managed to position his Audi Abt machine centimeters away from Piquet Jr. The race direction investigated the matter but didn’t rule before the finish flag.
Not long into the second stage, di Grassi passed Prost for third and his next target was Vergne who was two seconds away. The Brazilian was up to speed again but didn’t manage to catch his rival. Meanwhile Buemi lost a few tenths a lap until it hit the two-second barrier. The Swiss driver went onto full power mode to the finish, crossing the line with a three-second advantage over Vergne. Di Grassi brought his car home in third, ahead of Prost and Piquet Jr.
Loïc Duval moved up the order in the final stage of the race and was ranked sixth, beating Daniel Abt and Jerome D’Ambrosio. Turvey had lost ground and took ninth place home, finishing just ahead of José María López who scored a point in front of his home crowd.
Buemi leads the championship standings with maximum total points of 75, which is 19 more than his rival di Grassi. Renault e.dams leads the teams’ standings with 111 points, almost the double amount compared with Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport.