Africa hosts next ‘eerily quiet’ For­mula E

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING -

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.

PHOTO: ELEC­TRIC CARS RE­PORT

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