Renault e.dams gunning for Teams and Drivers crowns in London Formula E finale

Renault e.dams can make it back to back Teams titles in the FIA Formula E Championship in the category’s final two rounds in London this coming weekend (Sat 2-Sun 3 July) while the sqaud’s Swiss ace Sebastien Buemi also has a chance of being crowned drivers’ Champion at the event.
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Buemi’s and team-mate Nicolas Prost’s combined efforts during the season’s eight races so far mean Renault e.dams leads the Teams’ standings heading into the event.

It is 11 points clear of nearest rival, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, although a possible maximum of 96 is available from the two London races – behind held on a specially designed street circuit through the city’s Battersea Park.

To achieve that would require first and second place results (25 and then 18 points) in both races as well bonuses of three and two (six and four in total) for pole position and fastest lap in each.

Meanwhile Swiss Buemi has won three of the eight races held to date and is just one point behind ABT’s Lucas di Grassi in the drivers’ standings going into the London ‘double-header’.

Two wins in the first three races (in China and Uruguay) enabled Buemi to lead the standings for the opening five rounds before being overhauled by di Grassi. But victory number three last time out in Germany has brought him right back into contention going into this weekend’s big London finale.

It also served as a timely reminder of the power and efficiency of the Renault Sport-engineered drivetrain used in the team’s Z.E 15 cars which many believe to be the most advanced of its kind in the all-electric racing category.