Nissan e. dams Races Hard at Formula E Valencia double-header

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Nissan e. dams drivers Oliver Rowland and Sebastien Buemi raced hard in a highly eventful ABB FIA Formula E World Championship double-header in Valencia this weekend.

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In round six, race two, Rowland fought his way from P8 on the grid to P4 at the flag to score 12 points. Buemi also battled hard in this race from P9 at the start and crossed the line in P11, just outside the points.

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The previous day in round five, race one, Rowland put in a thrilling drive full of overtakes up to P2 on the last lap from P9 on the grid, when a late race control decision to dock all teams a significant amount of energy ended in Rowland being disqualified.

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Buemi drove a strong lap on a drying track to take P5 in the Super Pole qualifying shootout for round five and was running in P4 early in the race when he was forced to retire after being hit from behind.

Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.

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“It was a very eventful weekend,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan’s global motorsports director. “The first race was strongly affected by the energy reduction applied on the last lap which saw half of the field not finishing the race. It is very frustrating when this happens, but of course we accept the stewards’ decision. We are concerned though that finishing races this way will affect the appeal of the sport with the fans”

For the next race in Monaco, the team will race with a new Gen2 powertrain in their Formula E race cars.

“The first of the two races was certainly action packed and Oli was running very well before the end,” said Gregory Driot, co-team principal of #nissanedams. “It was disappointing for Oli not to score points in round five. It was also a shame that Seb had to retire from P4 through no fault of his own. We had some good pace in the second race in the dry and Oli had a great race, so we will build on this for the next round in Monaco.”

The championship now heads to Monaco for round seven on May 8.


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