Sébastien Buemi has secured the victory in the ePrix of Paris, extending a streak that allows you to boast five wins in six races. The swiss rider, as he already got a week ago in Monaco, has consolidated its victory from a pole that allows him to reach the 132 points and to give a real bite to the championship, the entire time that Lucas di Grassi has not been able to play in the streets of the French capital. José Maria ‘Pechito’ López has achieved his first podium in the Formula, And after finishing second, while Nick Heidfeld has been made with the third place, as in Monaco.
With his second pole position in succession in the bag, Sébastien Buemi managed to keep the first position in the output of the ePrix of Paris, not without troubles for the attack of Jean-Eric Vergne. The argentinian ‘Pechito’ López remained in third ahead of Nick Heidfeld, which will won the game to Esteban Gutierrez in the first meters of the race. Despite the start impetuous riders of Mahindra, the positions are stabilised by the hand of the first fast laps Sebastien Buemi. In fact, the pilot of Renault and.Dams had no problems in amassing an advantage over the 1.5 seconds in just three laps.
, Jean-Eric Vergne and José María ‘Pechito’ López managed to make some valuable metres of advantage on Nick Heidfeld, more concerned to retain a Esteban Gutiérrez after the output recovered its gene combative. However, the mexican could not hold the fifth position and Felix Rosenqvist surpassed him when they meet the tenth lap. Di Grassi, Buemi and Abt were the three riders that were with the FanBoost to the public, it was a great news for the two drivers of Audi ABT, the whole time they both slid outside the area of points.
Nelson Piquet Jr. it was the first pilot to have problems. The brazilian accused problems of power, which made him lose several positions to finish sixteenth. Almost to the pair, Lucas di Grassi slashing the wall in their desperate attempt to overcome António Félix Da Costa, in a battle far from being optimal for the brazilian, far from the top places. A battle that ended by rile up both and that was solved with a touch left out of the race to António Félix Da Costa after not leaving space Di Grassi on the curve. The race entered a period of ‘Full Course Yellow’.
Almost all the riders took advantage of this circumstance to change of car. A logical move, but looted to contrapié to the leaders for their position on the track. Felix Rosenqvist and Oliver Turvey were two of the three drivers who opted to stay on track, even though they had just giving a step-by boxes that just arrived when the period of ‘Full Course Yellow’ was coming to an end. Mike Conway was as well as leader and a different strategy to the rest of the grill. Throughout the process the pilots of Audi ABT earning some position, while in the head had not significant changes.
once Mike Conway was passing by the pits, the ePrix of Paris still offered 20 turns of pure excitement. Lucas di Grassi was one of the ones in charge of espectáculor to the fans. However, the brazilian used the FanBoost to overtake Nico Prost to get the eighth position. Just ahead of Di Grassi, Robin Frijns launched the attack to overtake Esteban Gutierrez. All in all, attempts comeback of Lucas Di Grassi completed with a penalty for not meeting the minimum time in the pitlane. Your pass to Gutierrez of little served.
Sébastien Buemi triggered the FanBoost than 15 laps to the end, while Jean-Eric Vergne had been linked to several turns, cutting time to the swiss. However, the pilot of Renault and.Dams remained without a rival as a broken suspension led to Vergne against the wall. The logic yellow flag after the mishap turned into a Safety Car for the bad position of the car Techeetah rugged. In this way, José Maria ‘Pechito’ López became the main rival for Buemi in a group where Daniel Abt resorted to the FanBoost to overtake Esteban Gutierrez, for the seventh position.
Although in the back Elfyn Evans left a great overtaking manoeuvre on Stéphane Sarrazin, it is certain that the straight end of the ePrix of Paris do not let changes in the positions of head. Without further opposition, Sébastien Buemi got the victory ahead of ‘Pechito’ López and Nick Heidfeld. Felix Rosenqvist crossed the finish line in fourth position, followed by Nico Prost and Robin Frinjs, which despite receiving a penalty of five seconds for not respecting the maximum speed limit in one of the periods of ‘Full Yellow Course’ managed to retain the sixth position. Piquet Jr, Dillmann, Evans and Sarrazin completed the Top 10.
Classification of the ePrix of Paris of Formula E 2016-17
|1||Sebastien Buemi||Renault e.Dams||Renault Z. E 16||49 laps|
|2nd||José María López||DS Virgin||DS Virgin DSV-02||+0.707|
|3rd||Nick Heidfeld||Mahindra Racing||Mahindra M3Electro||+2.043|
|4th||Felix Rosenqvist||Mahindra Racing||Mahindra M3Electro||+2.621|
|5th||Nico Prost||Renault e.Dams||Renault Z. E 16||+3.521|
|6th||Robin Frijns||Andretti Formula E||Andretti ATEC-02||+7.999|
|7th||Nelson Piquet Jr.||NextEV NIO||NextEV TCR Formula 002||+32.420|
|8th||Tom Dillmann||Venturi||Venturi VM200-FAITH-02||+32.929|
|9th||Mitch Evans||Jaguar Racing||Jaguar R-Type 1||+33.369|
|10th||Stéphane Sarrazin||Venturi||Venturi VM200-FAITH-02||+34.051|