Buemi tops opening practice

Sebastien Buemi

Renault e.Dams driver Sebastien Buemi led opening practice for today's Punta del Este ePrix. Buemi, who has won pole position for both races thus far this season clocked in more than a second quicker than DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird. Series championship leader Lucas di Grassi was third with Jean-Eric Vergne and Robin Frijns rounding out the top-five.

The second practice session is scheduled to get underway shortly. Results…

P # DRIVER TEAM LAPS TIME GAP KPH (MPH)
1 9 Sebastien BUEMI Renault e.Dams 19 1:15.179 133.4 (82.9)
2 2 Sam BIRD DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team 16 1:16.327 +1.148 131.4 (81.6)
3 11 Lucas DI GRASSI ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 20 1:17.155 +1.976 129.9 (80.7)
4 25 Jean-Eric VERGNE DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team 15 1:17.930 +2.751 128.7 (80)
5 27 Robin FRIJNS Andretti Formula E Race Team 19 1:18.052 +2.873 128.5 (79.8)
6 8 Nicolas PROST Renault e.Dams 19 1:18.101 +2.922 128.4 (79.8)
7 4 St├ęphane SARRAZIN Venturi Formula E Team 19 1:18.118 +2.939 128.3 (79.7)
8 7 Jerome D'AMBROSIO Dragon Racing 21 1:18.175 +2.996 128.3 (79.7)
9 6 Loic DUVAL Dragon Racing 15 1:18.274 +3.095 128.1 (79.6)
10 1 Nelson PIQUET JR NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team 22 1:18.292 +3.113 128.1 (79.6)
11 55 Antonio Felix DA COSTA Team Aguri 21 1:18.415 +3.236 127.9 (79.5)
12 66 Daniel ABT ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 18 1:18.421 +3.242 127.8 (79.4)
13 23 Oliver ROWLAND Mahindra Racing Formula E Team 21 1:18.428 +3.249 127.8 (79.4)
14 21 Bruno SENNA Mahindra Racing Formula E Team 19 1:19.053 +3.874 126.8 (78.8)
15 88 Oliver TURVEY NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team 17 1:19.120 +3.941 126.7 (78.7)
16 77 Nathanael BERTHON Team Aguri 8 1:19.305 +4.126 126.4 (78.5)
17 28 Simona DE SILVESTRO Andretti Formula E Race Team 20 1:19.639 +4.460 125.9 (78.2)
18 12 Jacques VILLENEUVE Venturi Formula E Team 18 1:20.338 +5.159 124.8 (77.5)

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