Sebastien Buemi takes P9 in final race of Formula E’s Gen2 era
Nissan e.dams finished the final race of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with one point to show for it, with Sebastien Buemi making a strong comeback to move up 10 places to ninth.
The team entered the inaugural Seoul E-Prix weekend on the back of strong performances in London, where Buemi qualified for the duals and scored points. Sebastien showed solid pace on the brand new circuit, built in and around the Seoul Olympic Stadium which hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Sébastien Buemi showed promising speed in qualifying on Saturday, coming close to qualifying for the duels and lining up for the race in 10th position. However, the Swiss driver was involved in a multi-car incident early in the race and had to withdraw.
After a tough qualifying on Sunday, Buemi put in an excellent performance to slice through the field, crossing the line ninth.
"I'm happy to end the season with a good race and some points. Qualifying wasn't ideal, but I felt good in the car in the race, and we were able to make some passes to gain 10 positions. Saturday was a bit frustrating compared to Sunday, as we had a brilliant qualifying session, coming close to the duels. Unfortunately, I was involved in the incident early in the session, and although my car wasn't particularly damaged, we had to get help from the stewards to get back on track, which meant we couldn't continue. Despite this, I'm pleased with the pace we showed in both qualifying and the race and I'm happy to finish the Gen2 era in the points." Sebastien Buemi