Africa hosts next ‘eerily quiet’ Formula E
Reigning FIA Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi got his title defence off to the perfect start with victory for Renault e.dams in the HKT Hong Kong ePrix last weekend in front of 30 000 fans. Lucas di Grassi for Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport placed second, racing from 19th on the grid after his team replaced a damaged nose in double quick time. A stunning first lap, which took him from 10th to sixth, played a major part in Nick Heidfeld taking third place for Mahindra Racing. Like his fellow podium finishers, he had to work hard to make his energy last. He did it perfectly, crossing the line as he hit zero percent. The championship now moves to North Africa for the first time, with the Marrakesh ePrix on November 12.