Residents of Monaco may have appreciated the lower noise levels of the formula E grand prix , and the race will certainly have been appreciated by Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi, who won it to become the first driver to win two formula E races in its inaugural season.
It was also appreciated by the fans, 23,000 turning out to watch.
They were treated to some spectacular pile-ups and some serious racing as the new event arrived in Europe, and proved to be as big a hit as on the other continents it has visited so far.
After seven races, Lucas di Grassi still leads the drivers’ classification on 93 points, four more than Nelson Piquet Jr. Today’s win puts Buemi back in the hunt for the title: the Swiss driver is third on 83 points, six more than team-mate Nico Prost.
In the constructors’ championship e.dams-Renault has a 45-point lead over Audi Sport ABT while Virgin Racing has closed up even further to NEXTEV TCR.
Local team Venturi will also be happy, as they got both their drivers, Nick Heidfeld and Stephane Sarrazin, into the points.