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Buemi laments New York absence amid title loss

Montreal ePrix – Sebastien Buemi laments his absence from the New York double header after losing the Formula E championship to Lucas di Grassi.

The Renault e.dams driver was forced to sit out the two races as he was contractually obliged to race for Toyota in the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring.

“It’s part of racing. I got disqualified twice, I missed two races,” he said.

“Even if you win a lot of races it’s not enough to win a championship. I’m happy for my team that they won the teams’ championship and congratulations to Lucas. He deserves it, he did a great job.

“It’s my problem if I don’t do the races. Maybe it doesn’t taste as well, but it’s how it is.”

Buemi says he looks on his two disqualifications in Berlin and Montreal, as well as not being in New York, as the low points of his season and not Mexico City where he scored just one point after a scruffy race.

“I have 12 wins in Formula E, there is no one who has even half of my wins. So when you miss two races, and you get disqualified twice, that’s nearly 40% that I’m not competing in.

“That’s the bad points, not one race in Mexico where things didn’t go as they should have done.”

When asked how he would approach next season, Buemi said:

“I’m going to try to do all the races, first of all! Then we’ll see.”


Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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