LONDON: Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi led from pole position to take the chequered flag in the London FormulaE race on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to close the gap at the top of the standings.
The result meant that his e.dams-Renault team have secured the team championship.
Buemi came home in the 29-lap race, which took place in Battersea Park on the south bank of the River Thames, ahead of Jerome d’Ambrosio (Dragon Racing), Jean-Eric Vergne (Andretti), Lucas di Grassi (Virgin) and series leader Nelson Piquet Jr (China Racing).
Piquet remains at the head of the championship with a five-point lead over Buemi with just Sunday’s second race in London to come in the season.
“I am happy that we won today,” said Buemi. “Now it will be necessary to look at all the data so we can do the same thing again on Sunday.”
It was Buemi’s third win of the season after Punta del Este in Uruguay and Monaco.