Buemi leads final practice ahead of season finale

by Paul Hensby

Sebastien Buemi was quickest in the final free practice session of the weekend at Battersea Park ahead of the championship-deciding finale of the FIA Formula E championship.

The Swiss driver currently sits only five points behind championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr, with the e.dams-Renault driver setting a time of 1m23.642s to top the session, 0.263s clear of FP1 pace setter Loic Duval of Dragon Racing.

Oliver Turvey got within 0.004s of Duval’s time in third for NEXTEV TCR, with the outsider for the championship Lucas di Grassi fourth for Audi Sport Abt.

Stephane Sarrazin ended the session fifth for Venturi, ahead of championship leader Piquet of NEXTEV TCR, who was just over a second back from the ultimate pace set by Buemi.

Fabio Leimer was able to get a good lap in to finish the session in seventh for Virgin Racing, ahead of Andretti Autosport driver Simona de Silvestro, who had to resort to her second car after breaking her rear suspension early in the half hour session.

Karun Chandhok was ninth for Mahindra Racing, with Daniel Abt completing the top ten in the second of the Audi Sport Abt entries.

Battersea Park Race 2 Free Practice 2 Result

19Sebastien BuemiSWIe.dams Renault Formula E Team1m23.642s
26Loic DuvalFRADragon Racing Formula E Team1m23.905s
388Oliver TurveyGBRNEXTEV TCR Formula E Team1m23.909s
411Lucas di GrassiBRZAudi Sport ABT Formula E Team1m24.026s
530Stephane SarrazinFRAVenturi Formula E Team1m24.249s
699Nelson Piquet JrBRZNEXTEV TCR Formula E Team1m24.671s
73Fabio LeimerSWIVirgin Racing Formula E Team1m24.802s
828Simona de SilvestroSWIAndretti Autosport Formula E Team1m25.152s
95Karun ChandhokINDMahindra Racing Formula E Team1m25.364s
1066Daniel AbtGERAudi Sport ABT Formula E Team1m25.388s
1110Jarno TrulliITATrulli Formula E Team1m25.568s
1221Bruno SennaBRZMahindra Racing Formula E Team1m26.126s
137Jerome D'AmbrosioBELDragon Racing Formula E Team1m27.029s
142Sam BirdGBRVirgin Racing Formula E Team1m27.222s
1577Salvador DuranMEXAmlin Aguri Formula E Team1m27.723s
1627Jean-Eric VergneFRAAndretti Autosport Formula E Team1m27.845s
178Nicolas ProstFRAe.dams Renault Formula E Team1m27.898s
1855Sakon YamamotoJAPAmlin Aguri Formula E Team1m27.970s
1923Nick HeidfeldGERVenturi Formula E Team1m28.693s
2018Alex FontanaSWITrulli Formula E Team1m28.913s

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