Lucas di Grassi wins the ePrix of Long Beach, Buemi fails


Sam Bird managed to maintain its pole position in the first chicane the path of Long Beach, the whole time I was with this position after the exclusion on the rating of António Félix Da Costa, poleman original, however, not fulfilled with the values of pressure in the tires. This fact was a battle for the first position in the key of championship, as Lucas di Grassi was placed second, followed by Sarrazin, Heidfeld, Frijns and Abt. Sébastien Buemi also maintained the seventh position, while behind Duval began a duel especially with a Da Costa in full comeback.

Sebastien Buemi, in a familiar script of other races, began his comeback after passing his teammate Nico Prost. The leader of the championship did not took a long time to get rid also of Daniel Abt in the curve slower path. At that same point tried the swiss his next attack, but the result was not as positive. Sébastien Buemi was played, with Robin Frijns, breaking the rear wing of the Dutch and its own front spoiler, falling to the fifth position. Aware of these problems, Luca di Grassi beat Sam Bird to be leader of the test.

With the black flag with orange dot for Robin Frijns and Sébastien Buemi, both pilots were forced to go through boxes. With the podium positions consolidated for Di Grassi, Bird and Sarrazin, Daniel Abt was fourth, while Nico Prost inherited the fifth position of his partner of the Renault team and.Dams. Oblivious to all of these problems and in an unrelenting pace which ant, António Félix da Cósta he snuck into the top ten after beating Simona de Silvestro. A battle of three bands with Jean-Eric Vergne, pilot inaugurated the stops ‘normal’ pit.

While leaders of the ePrix of Long Beach was the change of car relevant, Sébastien Buemi received a Drive Through for causing the touch with Frijns, which ruled him out of the game in an absolute way. The step-by-pit did not leave noticeable changes, as Lucas Di Grassi maintained his first place ahead of Sam Bird, Stéphane Sarrazin and Daniel Abt, same positions present prior to passage through the pit lane. Order that if I changed seconds after seeing as Sam Bird was braking in turn 5 and hit against the protections, leaving the tray in the podium to Sarrazin and Abt.

With Sam Bird in seventh position, the second half of the race almost had the british as the protagonist in their particular struggle by trying to pass Bruno Senna, all time the top four positions were more defined. Lucas Di Grassi enjoyed a four-second advantage over Stephane Sarrazin, which in turn gained seven seconds on Daniel Abt. Nick Heidfeld inherited the fourth position after the Drive Throught suffered by Nico Prost, which in turn caused the struggle between Bird and Senna could become a greater interests, as the fifth position was at stake.

, Nelson Piquet Jr. I had to leave after suffering a touch against the wall to go ‘flying’ in the first chicane of the circuit, in a weekend that did not evidence the contrasts experienced by the brazilian, who a year ago won at Long Beach and today has been finished against the barriers. Neither managed to finish the race, António Félix da Costa in spite of his magnificent comeback, bring it to completion in its abandonment just at the moment in which it is deployed the Safety Car, a vehicle that led to the cars until two laps from the end.

With a final, without changes, Lucas di Grassi has scored the victory ahead of Stéphane Sarrazin and Daniel Abt. Mahindra got a doublet at the door of the podium with Nick Heidfeld in fourth and Bruno Senna fifth. Despite his best efforts, Sam Bird had to settle for sixth position by beating Jerome D’ambrosio, Loïc Duval and Simona de Silvestro, who claimed their first points of the season. The top ten was closed by Mike Conway with the single Venturi, in an ePrix very positive for this structure.