Nissan e.dams powers to second place in Formula E  teams championship

Nissan e.dams powers to second place in Formula E teams championship

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August 13, 2020

Team finishes second season in Formula E on a high with a victory and five podiums.

Nissan e.dams powered to second place in the ABB FIA Formula E teams championship with a strong, late season surge including a victory and five podiums.

In one of the most intense and competitive motorsport season finales, the Nissan e.dams team, with drivers Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland, delivered pace, performance and energy efficiency when it mattered most. The team scored 110 points in six races over nine days to clinch second in the team championship, taking the team’s total points to 167 points for season six.

Nissan e.dams successfully completed season six with a victory, five podiums and two pole positions, plus six straight rounds in Super Pole for Sebastien Buemi.

Rowland dominated round ten yesterday, with his maiden Formula E win in a commanding display, taking the top spot in his qualifying group, pole position, and fastest lap before claiming the lights to flag victory.

In the last race of the season, round 11, the team once again showed their true pace with Buemi’s podium neatly wrapping up a strong overall season six performance.

“On behalf of the dedicated women and men at Nissan, we are so proud of our Formula E team and its second place finish,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director. “Despite challenging circumstances, the team has shown extraordinary resilience and ingenuity at every race. Our pursuit of performance and success in Formula E reflects our pioneering spirit and long-time leadership in EVs. The expertise we gain on track informs and accelerates the development of our road cars. The racing this year has been incredibly exciting, and it is this excitement in EV competition and driving, along with far-reaching technical advances, that shapes our all-electric road cars, like the all-new Nissan Ariya, a 100% electric crossover SUV.”

Nissan participates in Formula E to bring the excitement of its powerful EV performance to racing fans worldwide, and to demonstrate the power and performance of its zero-emission EV technology.

“The team proved beyond doubt their commitment, talent and determination this season,” said Gregory and Oliver Driot, Nissan e.dams co-team principals. “We showed some promise quite early in the season including a podium in Mexico City, but when the pressure was really on in these last six rounds, as we pursued second place in the teams championship, the team came together and gave the drivers a car that could win races. Oli and Seb then scored those critical points and we have our trophy. Achieving second in the teams championship is a great achievement for the team.”

DRIVER QUOTES

Sebastien Buemi

“I’m very happy for the team today with second place in the teams championship, this is a great achievement. I was hoping to get to third in the drivers championship, but fourth will have to do. In the race today we changed the car set up slightly and that didn’t quite work out for us. Anyway we worked hard, as we always do, and the results came. Thank you to the team for all their hard work this season, and to the fans for their passionate support.”

Oliver Rowland

“Yesterday was perfect with my first Formula E win on top of P1 in Super Pole and the fastest racing lap. Overall, I am happy with my season, my consistency has improved, and the results and points have followed. Fifth in the drivers championship is ok, but most importantly we are second in the teams championship. I’m really happy for the team. Everyone has worked so hard to produce a fast race car for Seb and myself. I think we have finished the season well here in Berlin, and congratulations to Seb on his podium today.”

 

Images: Formula E / Spacesuit Media.