Nissan e.dams’ Buemi takes podium at dwelling race

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BERN, Switzerland – NNissan e.dams Swiss racer Sebastien Buemi scored a podium on dwelling soil as we speak within the ABB FIA Components E championship by ending third on the streets of Bern.

Contemporary from scoring his preliminary season 5 podium on the final race in Berlin, Buemi certified third quickest and held that place to the checkered flag regardless of intense strain and a dramatic late-race rain bathe which threatened to jumble the outcomes.

The rostrum end by Buemi was the fourth for Nissan e.dams in its debut season in Components E. As we speak’s factors haul has additionally lifted the Swiss driver to seventh within the championship with two races remaining, whereas Nissan e.dams are fourth within the crew’s championship.

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Buemi was fourth quickest in his qualifying group and went by way of to Tremendous Pole the place he impressed to line up third on the grid. His teammate Oliver Rowland, sadly, didn’t make it by way of to the highest six shootout and was subsequently caught up in a gap nook melee which pink flagged the race and delayed the Swiss E-Prix by 45 minutes.

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Whereas Rowland’s automotive was undamaged within the site visitors jam, he later made slight contact with the wall and was compelled to retire.

On the entrance of the pack, Buemi launched a number of assaults to attempt to transfer as much as second utilizing assault mode and #FANBOOST whereas additionally defending the pack from behind.

Rain started to fall within the last minutes of the race closing the margins on the entrance with the highest 4 automobiles coated by a mere 1.1 seconds on the checkered flag.

“We’ve scored three podiums in a row. We knew coming in as the latest producer to the championship that the problem forward was immense, however we’re very proud of our progress,” Nissan international motorsport director, Michael Carcamo mentioned.

“We do have one last purpose to get to victory lane, and we’ll be giving it our utmost in New York.”

New York will host the ultimate rounds of the season 5 championship with a double-header weekend on July 13 and 14.

“We’re thrilled for Sebastien to attain a podium on dwelling soil. He lives solely an hour away, his household was right here to see it and the Swiss followers have been delighted with the outcome,” mentioned Nissan e.dams crew principal, Jean-Paul Driot.

“Having his younger son be part of him on the rostrum was a gorgeous second and capped off what was a fantastic occasion. We’ve bought two races to go in New York and everybody at Nissan e.dams is able to end the season on a excessive word.”

 

DRIVER QUOTES

Sebastien Buemi

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“To have a podium right here in Switzerland is superb. I may hear the followers saying my identify whereas I used to be within the automotive. My household is right here too, so it’s an unbelievable feeling. Having my son be part of me on the rostrum is one thing that I’ll maintain as a particular reminiscence for a really very long time.

“It was robust to go on the market, and I had good tempo, however I didn’t wish to take too many dangers. Qualifying was important as a result of it was robust to go right here, so simply lacking the entrance row made a little bit of a distinction.

“Berlin was fairly straightforward to go and New York is identical, so I’m wanting ahead to ending off the yr within the US with a few sturdy races.”

Oliver Rowland

“Lacking out on Tremendous Pole made for a little bit of a troublesome day as a result of it was actually arduous to go on the market. The drama on the first chicane was a headache, however fortunately, I used to be in a position to escape that one with none injury.

“I pushed as arduous as I may within the race and was on the verge of the factors however tapped the wall and suffered some injury to the suspension.

“It definitely wasn’t how I needed to complete the weekend, however I’m tremendous eager to bounce again in New York and full the season on a excessive word.”

 

Contact

Anna Teslik
International motorsports communications supervisor
Cellphone: +33 7 7614 7286
ATeslik@nissan-europe.com

Paul Ryan
International motorsports press officer
Cellphone: +1 678 644 0404
paul@nismosupport.com

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