“Whatever happens, we are partners”
McLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier is open to engine partner Honda supplying a second team in the future, but says there would be a “price to pay” despite the benefits of additional data.
Sebastien Buemi has made Formula E history by becoming the first driver to win three races in a row
Victory for the Renault e.dams ace continues the perfect start to his title defence. It was his ninth win in the all-electric street racing series, and the 12th for the team. That means Renault e.dams have now won half of all the Formula E races that have taken place.
Reigning FIA Formula E Champion Sebastien Buemi got his title defence off to the perfect start with victory in the HKT Hong Kong ePrix
With 30,000 people attending the event, the new Formula E season began with one of the most unpredictable races so far. Buemi hit the front in the second half of the race when Sam Bird pitted for his mandatory car swap. But the DS Virgin Racing car failed to pull out of the pits, allowing Buemi, who had made his stop under the safety car, to take over out front for his seventh Formula E win.
Renault e.dams today concluded its pre-season testing programme ahead of the 2016/17 season
The reigning team champions finished official testing having covered 338 laps of the Donington Park circuit and a total of more than 1,300 kilometres over three days. Combined with the previous three-day test held two weeks ago at the same track, the team’s official testing pre-season kilometre count is now over 2,200km.
Renault has struggled to develop a competitive V6 turbo since the new formula was adopted two year ago, but has made strides this year, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull winning in Spain last month with the TAG Heuer badged unit, while Daniel Ricciardo could well have won in Monaco last weekend too, if not for a pit stop blunder.
We had another strong performance in Buenos Aires
Following on from a nail-biter of a race in Buenos Aires, the fourth round of the FIA Formula E Championship, we caught up with Senior Team Managers Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot to analyse the race and look ahead to the first ever Mexico ePrix (March 12).