18 Jan 21
Following a season-long battle with Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi claimed the 2015/16 Drivers' title by the narrowest of margins. Formally the frontman for three-time championship-winning Renault e.dams outfit and one of the most successful drivers in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship history, Buemi moved to sister team Nissan e.dams for the 2018/19 campaign alongside Oliver Rowland. The Frenchman will be hunting for an FIA World Championship crown in 2020/21.
Alongside rival Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), Sebastien Buemi is one of the most successful drivers in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. As one of the series' four champions, the Swiss driver not only has the most wins to his name but an outstanding number of Julius Baer Pole Positions to match.
Starting off with a successful karting campaign in the early stages of his motorsport career, Buemi moved to the German Formula BMW Championship in 2004, finishing third in his debut season - just behind another future Formula 1 driver, Sebastian Vettel. As the points kept on coming for Buemi, so did the opportunities to work his way up the open-wheel classes.
Despite getting his first taste of Formula One machinery at the age of just 15 when he was given the chance to drive an Arrows F1 car, it wouldn't be until 2009 that Buemi would make his Formula One debut. Working his way up to that point with a season in the F3 Euro Series in 2006, he finished 12th overall, before making his debut in GP2 in 2007. By 2009, his break into Formula One arrived after he caught the eye of Toro Rosso, who signed him up later that year, making Buemi the first Swiss driver to race in Formula One since 1995.
He continued to drive for Toro Rosso until the end of the 2011 season when he partnered with Jean-Eric Vergne. Despite not making another competitive appearance for the team, Buemi remains connected to the Red Bull outfit as the reserve driver.
Alongside his Formula E duties, Buemi also competes in the World Endurance Championship with Toyota, winning the world championship in 2014 as well as a first place win in the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hour race.
After bringing home three teams' championship titles for his former team Renault e.dams, Buemi moved with the e.dams squad under the new name of Nissan e.dams for its debut season in Formula E alongside Oliver Rowland. Together, the pair took the team to fourth in the teams' standings, just missing out on a podium position, while Buemi finished second behind Jean-Eric Vergne in the drivers' championship.
Embarking on his sixth season in Formula E, Buemi once again partnered with Rowland. After playing catch-up with development in the opening rounds, Buemi launched his points-scoring campaign with a third-place finish in Mexico City. Alongside Rowland's performance, the Swiss driver's three podium finishes in the six-race season finale in Berlin helped secure Nissan e.dams second place in the Teams' Championship.
2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship sees Buemi continue his relationship with Nissan e.dams as the most successful driver in the series history looks to add the first-ever world championship trophy to his cabinet.
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