04 Jul 16

Buemi collects championship trophy at London Awards Gala

Sebastien Buemi and the Renault e.dams team were presented with their championship-winning trophies at the FIA Formula E Championship Awards Gala at the British Museum.

After 10 races over 10 months in four continents, the championship was decided in the Visa London ePrix double-header, where Buemi narrowly edged out Lucas di Grassi to claim his first title in the all-electric racing series.

“Last year we were somewhere not very far away from here and it was something very hard to take,” he said, referencing missing out on the season one title by a single point. “And I can tell you that it’s not easy to get over that. Last week I lost Le Mans on the last lap and that was not easy to leave and go on - but I knew that this weekend I had a great team and two great bosses who helped me. I was a bit scared, I thought I can’t lose again - I gave everything today. Lucas did a great job all season, so well done to Abt and Lucas.

“It’s been a great season, congratulations to all the other drivers - you’ve been amazing. Thank you to the whole team.”

With back-to-back wins by Nico Prost, Renault e.dams defending its teams’ championship, overcoming Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport in the final race.

On a great evening for the world’s first all-electric single-seater championship, a host of awards were handed out. The winners were:

FIA Formula E Drivers’ Champion
Sebastien Buemi

FIA Formula E Teams’ Champion
Renault e.dams

Julius Baer Pole Position Award
Sam Bird

Visa Fastest Lap Award
Sebastien Buemi

FanBoost Award
Lucas di Grassi

Social Media Award
Mahindra Racing