Sebastien Buemi secured three wins from three races in Buenos Aires, but the Swiss driver didn’t want to create a big gap in the race, as Jean-Eric Vergne as it could have been easily wiped out with a safety car.
“I didn’t want to push to get a big gap,” stated Buemi. “It is better to have a small gap which you can maintain and feel safe. If the safety car came out and I have wasted energy building a 15-second gap, it would all be wasted. So that’s why I maintained my pace and the gap to around three- seconds.”
Overall, the Swiss driver was delighted with his race. The 28-year old now wants to start picking up three points for pole position which he hasn’t achieved yet this season.
“It’s been a very good weekend and to end with a win is an amazing feeling. I think I had a better start than Jean-Eric, but I didn’t try to really attack him in the first corner. I stayed in P2 for a few laps just to work out our relative pace.”
When I saw I was a little bit quicker than him, I took the opportunity. After that, the car ran faultlessly and there were no issues with the pit stop as the team did a great job. Of course, the points for pole position are missing but in the end, I am more than happy with the result.” said Buemi
Fourth Again for Prost
Meanwhile, Buemi’s teammate Nicolas Prost finished fourth for the third consecutive time this season. The Frenchmen was satisfied with his race result but didn’t understand why his second car felt worse than his first car.
“It was a very good race for me.,” said Prost. “I lost one place at the start where there was a lot of zig-zagging going on. I chased the cars in front and made some strong overtakes.
“The pace of the mt first car was good and I overtook Lucas. My second car didn’t feel quite as strong, and he was able to re-take me. I thought we might get the position back after the race, but it wasn’t to be.
“It’s a very positive start to the season for me and the team. I’ve lacked a bit in qualifying, so we’re going to look very closely at the set-up which has been a strength for me. If I can find just a little bit more pace in qualifying I’ll be very happy; that’s the target for Mexico,” said Prost.