One of the highlights of the Formula E race weekends is the race programme that comes out shortly before each race. It’s filled with some brilliant content, ranging from interviews with the drivers to features on third parties that Formula E works with.
There is a great feature this week’s edition about Sebastian Buemi, who became the first driver to take a lights-to-flag victory in Monaco last time out. ‘To win in Monaco is a great feeling’, says Buemi. ‘I knew about this thing of everyone starting on pole and not winning the race, so it was good I the end to finally manage that, especially in Monaco as we could see it’s very difficult to overtake’.
The Monaco ePrix was the first time that we saw two championship rivals go head-to-head for the win all season, and Buemi’s win in the tight streets of Monaco saw him reduce Lucas di Grassi’s championship lead to 10 points, with 4 races remaining.
Speaking on his championship hopes he said ‘To be honest, I don’t really think about the championship, I just want to take it one race at a time and try to win every time I get in the car. I’m happy to win in Monaco, a place every driver wants to win. It also means I’m a bit closer to the guys at the top of the standings’.
The e.Dams Renault team have been the most consistent team throughout this season, having won three of the first seven rounds. Buemi’s measured drive in Monaco, where his team mate Prost could only finish sixth, shows that he is ready to mount a serious challenge for the championship.
This weekend, the Formula E circuit takes on the tight and twisty circuit at the historic Tempelfof airport. The 17 corner, 2.5km circuit will prove a huge challenge for the drivers, with its variety of corners and a very technical final sector.
When asked about the circuit, Buemi said that ‘It’s a complete unknown, we think it will be similar type of track to previous ones in terms of layout and it will be twisty with a lot of corners. It (Germany) is a great place to racing with passionate fans and plenty of motorsport tradition’.
You can download the Berlin ePrix Race Programme here:
You can also get ready for this weekend’s action by reading our track preview:
Written by: Anil Parmar