Season 2 champion Sébastien Buemi starts his fourth Formula E season, looking for another championship push after his second title slipped through his fingers in the last two races of Season 3. The Swiss driver starts another year with Renault e.dams, a team that has won the Teams’ Championship three times, partly thanks to Buemi’s successes in the series.
He has enjoyed success in endurance racing, having won the World Endurance Championship in 2014, and recently coming second in class in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. Buemi previously raced in Formula One, for the Scuderia Toro Rosso from 2009 to 2011.
He obtained his first Formula E win on December of 2014, at the Punta del Este ePrix; and continued his prosperous first campaign with wins in Monaco and London (Race 1). Despite being the driver with the biggest number of wins in Season one, the title was clinched by Nelson Piquet Jr, by a single point.
After a tough couple of races in Season two, setting the fastest lap in the London ePrix (Race 2), secured him his long-awaited championship, after the infamous crash with di Grassi at the first corner.
Things looked favourable for the Swiss in Season 3, with six wins to his name, against the two of di Grassi; however, a series of disqualifications in the Berlin and Montreal races, and his absence during the New York double header, were major factors on his title loss to di Grassi.