Sébastien Buemi will be able to fight the first match of the calendar of the WEC and Formula E, every time that Toyota Gazoo Racing has given him permission to to skip the Prologue of the WEC, which will be held in the Autodromo of Monza in the days between April 1 and 2, same weekend as the also dispute the ePrix of Mexico City. In this way, the current champion and leader of the category of single-seaters electric will be able to defend her position at the controls of the Renault Z. E 16 Renault team e.Dams. In 2016, Buemi was second in the mexican capital.
all in all, Sébastien Buemi will live a few days very busy, as the permission of Toyota comes with nuances. In fact, Buemi must be part of the presentation of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid in Monza, event that will take place on the 31st of march. Once the prototype of the japanese firm has seen the light, the swiss rider will travel to Mexico City, where you will arrive early the day of the own ePrix. In principle, and if all goes according to plan, Buemi will miss the briefing of pilots and the shakedown Friday, but would be ready to compete in free practice, the superpole and the race.
“it will Not be easy because I’m going to land at 4 in the morning on Saturday, but at least I have the opportunity to do the career and not to penalize for the championship“ has explained Buemi in statements to ‘Autosport’. The official driver of the Toyota also added: “it will Not be as optimal, but I’m not going to use it as an excuse if we are not going well. Last year I came to Argentina and Mexico in the last moment and we manage to be on the podium. It is not something impossible“. it Is expected that Jose Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Stéphane Sarrazin to follow a similar plan with the approval of Toyota.