BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Sebastien Buemi says that Renault e.dams’ current advantage over the Formula E field is clear for all to see after taking his third straight victory on Saturday in Buenos Aires.
Buemi followed his victories in Hong Kong and Marrakesh with a dominant display at the Puerto Madero street course in Argentina, taking the lead on lap six and never looking likely to lose the race from there.
The Swiss driver now stands 29 points clear at the top of the Formula E drivers’ championship after just three races, and is already the strong favorite to take a second crown in 2017.
“I think it’s clear that we have right now the best car, the best package. That obviously helps but it’s not everything,” Buemi said.
“You need to be doing good races, a good car and be a good team. I think as a package we’ve come out a bit better than the rest.
“We know that’s not going to last forever. If we can get as many points as possible as long as it lasts, that would be good.”
Buemi’s victory may have seemed straightforward, but the ex-Formula 1 driver revealed that the second stint of the race saw a number of problems arise that kept him on his toes.
“Today with the heat, there were many other things we had to manage, particularly the temperature of the battery,” Buemi said.
“We had some small issues on the brakes. It was quite difficult to actually drive the car.
“The car was not braking straight.”
To have finally won in Buenos Aires was also an important landmark for Buemi, having come close twice before.
“I’m quite happy because the first race here two years ago, I had pole and I did a mistake and ended up in the wall,” Buemi said.
“The second year I started last and finished second. In the end to get a win here is a great achievement. This race has never really gone our way but today it did.
“We’ll try to enjoy that a little bit and then look to Mexico.”