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Round 10 & 11

London

Sat. 27 Jun. 2015 & Sun. 28 Jun. 2015

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London

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Highlights

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Nelson Piquet JR (NextEV TCR): FIA Formula champion!

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Selfie on the podium for Bird, D'Ambrosio and Duval

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Disqualification for Sarrazin! Bird (Virgin) wins at home!

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Nelson Piquet JR is entering in the motorsport history. He's the first Formula E champion!

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Stephane Sarrazin (Venturi) wins the last round of the FIA Formula E!

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Historic picture a few second before the race with the sunshine yesterday in London. In less than one hour, we'll know wich driver will be the first FIA Formula E champion.

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For Nelson Piquet (NextEV TCR), it's the final battle...

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The rain is the surprise guest in London!

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In Battersea Park, the Formula E organisation gives little headphones to listen the race.

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For the first time this inaugural season, it's raining on the FIA Formula E championship!

ABOUT THE race

I'm not complain to be in the group1 but i pushed hard. We changed a lot of things on the car. We took a risk but it's very good..

Stéphane Sarrazin (Venturi)

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Sarrazin (Venturi) will on the first lane this afternoon for the last round of the season! it's also the first time for the french driver to be on pole. In London, the rain creates more pressure for the contenders : Buemi (6), Di Grassi (11) and Piquet (15)

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Yestraday, the Visa London ePrix looks like the Festival of speed in Goodwood: the place to be if you want to live a great motorsport event! Today, it rains...

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Some people are interested in electric bicycle. In the eVillage, you can find different solution for en e-mobility.

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If you are in Battersea Park and you want to discover a spectacular animation, follow the Michelin man!

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Advantage for Sarrazin (Venturi) at mideterm quali.

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This is a point of view during yesterday of the autograph session. The Londoners are liking electric motorsport!

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Lot of people during the autograph session with all the drivers.

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Follow the next generation of eDrivers!

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Live news
  • 28.06.15 - 17h16
    Keep an eye out for news leading up to the second season, which is set to get underway in October with a calendar of more fantastic city locations and teams able to develop their own powertrains! You won't want to miss it...
  • 28.06.15 - 17h13
    So that is it from us and it from Formula E for the season... it's been a thrilling and successful first year for the series, which has married unique technology with stunning locations and some exhilarating racing.
  • 28.06.15 - 17h12
    Buemi: It is like that, you have to accept it, I made a mistake, I lost a place and that lost me the championship
  • 28.06.15 - 17h02
    Piquet Jr admits luck was on his side - if Buemi hadn't spun, if Turvey wasn't ahead to hand him a spot, if Heidfeld hadn't retired ahead, he wouldn't have clinched the title
  • 28.06.15 - 17h02
    But it doesn't matter for the Brazilian, who used the weapon of consistency to clinch the title having scored in all but one race
  • 28.06.15 - 16h58
    Sam Bird: Amazing! I pushed him hard and he ran out of energy, so our strategy worked. Well done to Virgin and the British fans who turned up.
  • 28.06.15 - 16h57
    Piquet: It was such a hard moment after qualifying. I knew I had nothing to lose and had to push. Luck was on our side this time.
  • 28.06.15 - 16h54
    Piquet: I don't know what to say? It was such a tough weekend, today was a hectic day. I needed to keep my calm all race. Just push, push as hard I can, don't ask questions... I didn't know I had won when I crossed the line
  • 28.06.15 - 16h53
    It means Sam Bird is the race winner of the London ePrix (Race 2), with everyone behind jumping a position - it doesn't change the championship positions though
  • 28.06.15 - 16h53
    Heartbreak for Stephane Sarrazin, but delight for Sam Bird and, even more so, Nelson Piquet Jr as he celebrates his title in remarkable circumstances
  • 28.06.15 - 16h52
    Race winner Stephane Sarrazin penalised! The Frenchman was using boost when he had run down to 0% right at the end, which means a 40secs penalty...
  • 28.06.15 - 16h50
    Provisionally speaking, Nelson Piquet Jr is the inaugural 2014/15 FIA Formula E Champion in a thrilling season finale, which saw the pendulum of momentum swing wildly between the title contenders
  • 28.06.15 - 16h49
    CHEQUERED FLAG - Stephane Sarrazin wins the race but Nelson Piquet Jr is the FIA Formula E Champion!
  • 28.06.15 - 16h48
    29/29 - FINAL LAP! This is it...
  • 28.06.15 - 16h47
    28/29 - Bird lunges for Duval and they make contact, but they stay as-they-were coming into the final lap
  • 28.06.15 - 16h45
    27/29 - Buemi is literally nudging Senna down the track as he fights hard to try and get past, knowing it would see him snatch the title
  • 28.06.15 - 16h44
    27/29 - Three laps to go, Piquet Jr is on course for the FIA Formula E Championship, but it is still all very much to play for between himself and Buemi
  • 28.06.15 - 16h43
    25/29 - Buemi is pushing very hard now, getting really close to Senna, but he can't quite get past the Brazilian... he is running out of time
  • 28.06.15 - 16h43
    26/29 - Meanwhile, at the front of the field, Bird is all over Sarrazin for the lead. Can Bird turn in a famous win on home soil?
  • 28.06.15 - 16h42
    25/29 - Sam Bird puts the fastest lap further out of reach of Buemi by setting a new benchmark
  • 28.06.15 - 16h41
    24/29 - Piquet is past Duran! The Brazilian pounces on the Mexican straight away, which means he is now one point AHEAD of Buemi. How much will Buemi regret that spin!
  • 28.06.15 - 16h41
    25/29 - The pressure is shifted straight back onto Buemi, he has to get back the fastest lap or pass Senna ahead of him...
  • 28.06.15 - 16h40
    23/29 - Piquet passes team-mate Turvey... puts him just a single point behind Buemi in the provisional reckoning.
  • 28.06.15 - 16h38
    22/29- Bird is up to second place. ahead of Duval, with d'Ambrosio also getting the better of his team-mate for third
  • 28.06.15 - 16h37
    SAFETY CAR in, GREEN FLAG
  • 28.06.15 - 16h37
    22/29 - Sarrazin sprints away from the lead, he still heads Duval and Bird
  • 28.06.15 - 16h36
    21/29 - We are in for a tense conclusion to this title decider as everyone busily calculates the different outcomes to this championship...
  • 28.06.15 - 16h34
    20/29 - SAFETY CAR to clear Leimer's car
  • 28.06.15 - 16h33
    20/29 - Incidentally, if Piquet can use his fan boost to get the fastest lap and is then allowed to pass team-mate Turvey ahead, he will overturn that provisional two point margin to Buemi... this title is not over yet!
  • 28.06.15 - 16h32
    19/29 - Fabio Leimer out-brakes himself and is into the barriers... yellow flags out
  • 28.06.15 - 16h31
    18/29 - Provisionally, if the results stay like this, Buemi will win the title by two points over Piquet...
  • 28.06.15 - 16h30
    18/29 - Oliver Turvey snatches the fastest lap from Buemi, taking away those two extra points
  • 28.06.15 - 16h29
    17/29 - Piquet Jr pits... remains 10th
  • 28.06.15 - 16h29
    17/29 - So after the pit-stops, Sarrazin holds onto the lead from Duval, with Bird getting up to third place, with d'Ambrosio fourth, Senna fifth and Buemi sixth
  • 28.06.15 - 16h28
    16/29 - Buemi loses the car under braking for turn two, but keeps it out of the barrier. He gets going again, but he has only lost one position in sixth, albeit with di Grassi all over him now
  • 28.06.15 - 16h27
    16/29 - Buemi spins!
  • 28.06.15 - 16h26
    16/29 - d'Ambrosio, Bird, Buemi, Senna and Prost pit
  • 28.06.15 - 16h26
    16/29 - Piquet stays out and is pushing hard to make the most of that extra lap of his
  • 28.06.15 - 16h25
    15/29 - Good stop by Duval as he comes out right behind leader Sarrazin... game on between the two Frenchmen
  • 28.06.15 - 16h24
    15/29 - Race leader Sarrazin pits, along with Duval, Duran, di Grassi and Turvey
  • 28.06.15 - 16h20
    12/29 - Buemi uses his fan boost to secure the fastest lap, and with it those potentially two extra crucial points
  • 28.06.15 - 16h19
    11/29 - Drive-thru penalty fro Jean-Eric Vergne for using too much energy, which will all-but-end his hopes for points, but it does put Piquet up a spot
  • 28.06.15 - 16h17
    10/29 - Is Piquet banking on a safety car? He is seemingly driving to conserve energy and do an extra lap, which will be a perfect plan if the safety car comes out... unfortunately for him, it hasn't
  • 28.06.15 - 16h16
    9/29 - Heidfeld has retired into the pits from seventh place, bumping di Grassi and Piquet up a spot to 8th and 11th respectively
  • 28.06.15 - 16h15
    8/29 - Though not making too much of an impression on Bird ahead of him, fifth place Buemi has put 3secs between himself and Senna in sixth... provisionally, if things remain as they are, the Swiss driver will snatch the title
  • 28.06.15 - 16h13
    7/29 - Yamamoto clouts Trulli into turn two under braking, pitching him into the wall and bringing out the yellow flags to clear the damage from the clash
  • 28.06.15 - 16h11
    7/29 - Piquet has slipped even further behind Turvey, with 6secs now splitting them as the championship leader runs around in 12th and out of the points
  • 28.06.15 - 16h10
    6/29 - Leimer hits the back of de Silvestro and part of his front-wing comes adrift. de Silvestro continues on as Leimer drops back
  • 28.06.15 - 16h09
    5/29 - d'Ambrosio sets the fastest lap of the race to clinch the provisional two extra points
  • 28.06.15 - 16h08
    4/29 - Interestingly, Piquet seems to be trying to conserve energy as he has dropped 5secs behind his team-mate Turvey already
  • 28.06.15 - 16h07
    3/29 - Sarrazin is getting the hammer down as he attempts to eke out a gap over Duval, who is under pressure from his Dragon Racing team-mate d'Ambrosio
  • 28.06.15 - 16h05
    1/29 - A clean opening lap sees Sarrazin lead round, ahead of Duval, d'Ambrosio, Bird, Buemi, Senna, Heidfeld, Duran, di Grassi and Vergne
  • 28.06.15 - 16h04
    No dramas through the first few corners, but Buemi is up to fifth, di Grassi ninth and Piquet already in 12th
  • 28.06.15 - 16h03
    Sarrazin leads into turn one, ahead of Duval, d'Ambrosio and Bird
  • 28.06.15 - 16h02
    GREEN FLAG - the final Formula E race of the season is GO!
  • 28.06.15 - 15h58
    So it's a grid of two halves, of those who got a dry run in qualifyng and those forced to complete their times in the wet... can Buemi take advantage of his better track position to overhaul Piquet?
  • 28.06.15 - 15h56
    No safety car start today, unlike yesterday, so normal standing start procedure today
  • 28.06.15 - 15h53
    Grid Pt.2 - 11: di Grassi, 12: Turvey, 13: de Silvestro, 14: Vergne, 15: Piquet, 16: Prost, 17: Leimer, 18: Abt, 19: Chandhok, 20: Yamamoto
  • 28.06.15 - 15h52
    Full grid for the London ePrix (Race 2) - 1: Sarrazin, 2: d'Ambrosio, 3: Duval, 4:Bird, 5: Senna, 6: Buemi, 7: Heidfeld, 8: Duran, 9: Fontana, 10: Trulli
  • 28.06.15 - 15h47
    Just over 10mins to go before the final round of the inaugural FIA Formula E season gets underway - who is your money on? Piquet, Buemi or di Grassi?
  • 28.06.15 - 15h37
    The Battersea Park circuit has proven itself to be a challenging final flourish for the Formula E drivers, its tight, no margin for error layout keeping the drivers concentrated throughout
  • 28.06.15 - 15h31
    FAN BOOST results are in - extra power for title contenders Buemi and PIquet Jr, as well as local newcomer this weekend Turvey
  • 28.06.15 - 15h25
    So a mixed up grid around a circuit that is tough to overtake on means Buemi is arguably the man to beat, since Piquet has a task on his hand to reach the points, let alone keep the Swiss driver at bay... but anything can happen in motorsport, and it invariably does!
  • 28.06.15 - 15h19
    Instead, pole position was clinched by Stephane Sarrazin, who took advantage of being out in the first dry group to set the fastest time, a benchmark that would keep him top to the end, ahead of Jerome d'Ambrosio and Loic Duval.
  • 28.06.15 - 15h18
    However, a rain-hit qualifying had the effect of really shaking things up, with Piquet struck hardest down in 15th place, while di Grassi gets underway in 11th and it is advantage Buemi in 6th
  • 28.06.15 - 15h16
    Nelson Piquet Jr comes into the race in the driving seat in terms of points, but his lead has been slashed to just five points by yesterday's race winner Sebastien Buemi, while Lucas di Grassi is also far from out of it 13 points behind
  • 28.06.15 - 15h08
    And what a race it is destined to be! With just 13 points covering the top three coming into this race, we were already set for a thriller, but a dramatic qualifying session has simply ramped up the tension
  • 28.06.15 - 15h06
    After 10 races of thrilling all-electric action around some of the world's most majestic city centre locations, all streets have led to this moment as we prepare to crown the first ever FIA Formula E champion
  • 28.06.15 - 15h05
    Good afternoon and welcome back to Battersea Park as we prepare for the very final race of the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship, the London ePrix
  • 28.06.15 - 13h09
    That session has duly created a tantailising prospect of a race later as we get ready to crown the inaugural FIA Formula E world champion... join us again at 16.00GMT for all the race action
  • 28.06.15 - 13h06
    So of the title contenders, Buemi is best placed ii sixth place, with di Grassi in 11th and championship leader Piquet now well down in 16th...
  • 28.06.15 - 13h04
    The first two qualifying sessions make the difference as the rain made its presence felt at a crucial moment for Piquet and di Grassi
  • 28.06.15 - 13h03
    So a dramatic qualifying session sees Sarrazin claim his first pole position for the London ePrix, ahead of Jerome a'Ambrosio and Loic Duval
  • 28.06.15 - 13h02
    CHEQUERED FLAG - Q4 is over, with di Grassi getting the edge on Turvey for 11th
  • 28.06.15 - 13h00
    Turvey jumps back ahead for 11th, but it is as good as they can hope for here
  • 28.06.15 - 12h58
    di Grassi jumps ahead of Turvey for 11th now, putting him ahead of Piquet, crucially
  • 28.06.15 - 12h57
    Oliver Turvey catapults himself to 11th, di Grassi goes for another slow lap as track condtions improve
  • 28.06.15 - 12h52
    The rain has eased but the track remains wet, almost guaranteeing pole for Stephane Sarrazin
  • 28.06.15 - 12h52
    GREEN FLAG - Q4 is underway
  • 28.06.15 - 12h52
    Title contender Lucas di Grassi is out in this one, along with Karun Chandhok, Nicolas Prost, Simona de Silvestro and Oliver Turvey
  • 28.06.15 - 12h47
    CHEQUERED FLAG - Q3 is over, with Jean-Eric Vergne snatching the top spot from Piquet, ahead of Leimer and Abt, the quartet filling 11th to 14th respectively
  • 28.06.15 - 12h44
    Piquet throws his car and caution to the wind and rain to quickest in Q3, but it is only enough foor 11th at this stage
  • 28.06.15 - 12h41
    This is a bit of a disaster for Piquet and di Grassi as there is no way they will be able to match the dry laps from Q1 and Q2
  • 28.06.15 - 12h39
    GREEN FLAG - Q3 is underway again... but it is really raining now
  • 28.06.15 - 12h36
    As Yamamoto's car is carried away, a quick recap of the standings after two groups - Sarrazin, d'Ambrosio, Duval, Bird and Senna
  • 28.06.15 - 12h34
    RED FLAG - Sakon Yamamoto clips the wall and is stranded on the circuit - session stopped
  • 28.06.15 - 12h34
    Conditions are deteriorating now as the rain comes down heavier - with the red flag coming at such a bad time, those in Q3 and Q4, including Piquet and di Grassi are at a massive disadvantage
  • 28.06.15 - 12h31
    Piquet ruins his first lap with a wobbly moment out of turn eight
  • 28.06.15 - 12h30
    GREEN FLAG - Q3 is underway
  • 28.06.15 - 12h30
    Championship leader Nelson Piquet is in this one, along with Fabio Leimer, Jean-Eric Vergne, Sakon Yamamoto and Daniel Abt
  • 28.06.15 - 12h26
    Race one pole sitter and race winner Buemi can only manage 6th with his best lap, with Duval up in 3rd and Bird in 4th. Sarrazin remains on provisional pole
  • 28.06.15 - 12h24
    Bird goes 3rd quickest as Buemi starts his crucial final flying lap
  • 28.06.15 - 12h22
    Are the conditions worsening out there...?
  • 28.06.15 - 12h20
    The first laps are over and Buemi can only manage 4th fastest, with Bird and Duval 5th and 6th.
  • 28.06.15 - 12h19
    Yellow flag is back in as the drivers start their first flying laps
  • 28.06.15 - 12h18
    Jarno Trulli has a moment and out--brakes himself, prompting yellow flags
  • 28.06.15 - 12h16
    As well as Buemi, Sam Bird, Loic Duval, Jarno Trulli and Salvador Duran are also out in this Q2 session
  • 28.06.15 - 12h15
    GREEN FLAG - Q2 is underway
  • 28.06.15 - 12h14
    Buemi took full advantage of being in the fourth and final Q group yesterday - will be in the second group work against him today?
  • 28.06.15 - 12h12
    The second group sees title chaser Sebatsien Buemi head out, though the e.dams Renault driver is reportedly suffering some battery issues... however, he looks ready to go out
  • 28.06.15 - 12h10
    CHEQUERED FLAG - Advantage Sarrazin
  • 28.06.15 - 12h08
    The second flurry of fast laps are completed and Sarrazin comes out quickest to grab provisional pole position, ahead of d'Ambrosio, Senna, Heidfeld and Fontana
  • 28.06.15 - 12h01
    First wave of laps are underway and though there are a few drops in the air, d'Ambrosio leads Sarrazin, Senna, Heidfeld and Fontana
  • 28.06.15 - 12h00
    No title contenders in this one, but fast drivers nonetheless - Jerome d'Ambrosio (second yesterday), Nick Heidfeld, Stephane Sarrazin, Alex Fontana and Bruno Senna
  • 28.06.15 - 11h59
    GREEN FLAG - Q1 is underway
  • 28.06.15 - 11h58
    Meanwhile, just to potentially spice up the action, the typically changeable English weather could well provide a challenge, especially since there has been not wet session in this season
  • 28.06.15 - 11h57
    First up is qualifying though, which yesterday proved critical to the race after Buemi converted pole to a dominant race win...
  • 28.06.15 - 11h55
    Just three drivers remain in the title fight, a fitting climax to what has been a marvellous inaugural season for this unique all-electric concept, which has taken in some stunning destinations, not least this London location
  • 28.06.15 - 11h53
    Heading into this much anticipated inaugural season finale, Nelson Piquet still leads the way, but by just five points from race one winner Sebastien Buemi, while Lucas di Grassi is 13 points back
  • 28.06.15 - 11h50
    10 races down and it all comes down to this moment - the final round of the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship, the London ePrix around Battersea Park
  • 27.06.15 - 17h10
    Delight on the podium for Sebastien Buemi, Alain Prost and the whole of the e.dams Renault team... could it be the double for the outfit after that performance? Tune in tomorrow to find out who succeeds to become the inaugural FIA Formula E Champion for 2014/15
  • 27.06.15 - 17h06
    As for the rest of the point-scorers, Sam Bird made good gains in the race to secure 6th place, ahead of Nicolas Prost, Loic Duval, Oliver Turvey and Stephane Sarrazin
  • 27.06.15 - 17h01
    Buemi: I will try again to win tomorrow, I have nothing to lose. I will try as hard as I can to go for pole position and win. We can celebrate the team title tomorrow
  • 27.06.15 - 17h00
    Buemi: It has been a great day, so hopefully we can repeat a great race tomorrow. I am happy with what we did today and now we have to achieve the same tomorrow
  • 27.06.15 - 16h53
    Standings - Piquet (138), Buemi (133), di Grassi (125)... Close as you like!
  • 27.06.15 - 16h53
    Buemi may well have one more race to go to decide his title hopes, but his e.dams Renault team have wrapped up the teams' title, prompting celebration for owners Jean-Paul Driot and Alain Prost
  • 27.06.15 - 16h52
    Lucas di Grassi has to settle for fourth, with Nelson Piquet in fifth place - results that really shake up the standings with just one race remaining
  • 27.06.15 - 16h51
    Sebastien Buemi wins the London ePrix (Race 1) to bring himself right back into the title fight
  • 27.06.15 - 16h51
    Jerome d'Ambrosio keeps hold of second, with Jean-Eric Vergne completing the podium
  • 27.06.15 - 16h50
    29/29 - Last lap, Buemi is leading d'Ambrosio. Vergne is still holding off di Grassi, while Piquet now has Bird for attention...
  • 27.06.15 - 16h47
    27/29 - Three laps to go and Buemi is comfortably ahead of d'Ambrosio, with Vergne fighting off di Grassi. After being close just two laps ago, Piquet has fallen away and looks destined to protect fifth
  • 27.06.15 - 16h46
    25/29 - Important moment, di Grassi has taken the fastest lap away from Buemi and is now the provisional owner of those two points... he is also right behind Vergne now!
  • 27.06.15 - 16h44
    25/29 - Great defence by di Grassi, but Piquet is keeping that pressure on...
  • 27.06.15 - 16h43
    24/29 - Piquet is all over the back of di Grassi, the pair almost coming together as they dispute fourth with five laps remaining
  • 27.06.15 - 16h39
    21/29 - Piquet is now back on di Grassi and no doubt determined to plant a move on him... the pressure is on!
  • 27.06.15 - 16h39
    22/29 - Buemi has a small lead again over d'Ambrosio, who in turn has a nice gap to Vergne, with di Grassi and Piquet following closely
  • 27.06.15 - 16h38
    21/29 - Vergne loses ground to d'Ambrosio after he was forced to clear the lapped Alex Fontana
  • 27.06.15 - 16h37
    GREEN FLAG
  • 27.06.15 - 16h36
    20/29 - Buemi still has the fastest lap, which means if everything remains as it is with Piquet in fifth, the gap between the two plummets to just 3 points
  • 27.06.15 - 16h35
    20/29 - SAFETY CAR is still out, but we should be underway soon
  • 27.06.15 - 16h34
    19/29 - Meanwhile, disappointment for Oliver Turvey, a slow stop means he is down in 11th having been running in 7th earlier
  • 27.06.15 - 16h33
    19/29 - Bad news for Buemi's lead, but Abt's exit means his e.dams Renault is now almost certain to wrap up this teams' title
  • 27.06.15 - 16h33
    19/29 - Also, the safety car means we should be able to run to the chequered flag without any risk of drivers backing off on the final lap having run out of power
  • 27.06.15 - 16h32
    SAFETY CAR to clear Abt's stricken Audi ABT car. Meanwhile, his sparring partner Sakon Yamamoto has also stopped with damage, albeit not related
  • 27.06.15 - 16h30
    17/29 - Daniel Abt is in the wall at the final corner, the culmination of a scruffy lap that saw him come into contact with Sakon Yamamoto
  • 27.06.15 - 16h29
    17/29 - Buemi inherits the lead from the pitting Bird, with d'Ambrosio, Vergne, di Grassi, Piquet and Prost holding station behind
  • 27.06.15 - 16h28
    16/29 - Bird, Yamamoto, Fontana are the last to pit
  • 27.06.15 - 16h27
    15/29 - Great stop for Buemi, who comes out comfortably ahead of d'Ambrosio...big drag down to turn two, but d'Ambrosio stays ahead of Vergne
  • 27.06.15 - 16h26
    15/29 - Buemi, di'Ambrosio, Prost, Sennan, Duran and Abt pit... Buemi had to crawl due to dwindling power, allowing d'Ambrosio to get close
  • 27.06.15 - 16h25
    14/29 - Vergne, di Grassi, Piquet, Turvey, Heidfeld, Duval all take to the pit lane
  • 27.06.15 - 16h25
    14/29 - The drivers come out in the same order, with Vergne leading di Grassi and Piquet
  • 27.06.15 - 16h23
    13/29 - That push on by Buemi means his lead now stands at 3.7secs, with Vergne now dropping back in order to conserve his power, he is 6secs behind
  • 27.06.15 - 16h22
    New fastest lap goes the way of Sebastien Buemi - another potential couple of points! If he holds onto that and win, he will get a full 27 points for this race
  • 27.06.15 - 16h20
    12/29 - A bit of fabric has come loose at the turn one protruding barrier, so it is currently under yellow flags... but it wouldn't be wide enough for a pass anyway
  • 27.06.15 - 16h19
    11/29 - As we near the pit-stop window, Buemi and d'Ambrosio have used the least power so far, with Vergne and Piquet draining the fastest at the moment
  • 27.06.15 - 16h17
    10/29 - Buemi is holding onto the lead, keeping it static at two seconds over d'Ambrosio... for the record, a win here is 25 points. Piquet in 5th would only get 10 points. Suddenly that 20 point advantage isn't looking so large!
  • 27.06.15 - 16h15
    8/29 - Vergne has powered away from di Grassi by popping in a new fastest lap
  • 27.06.15 - 16h14
    7/29 - So, save for that skirmish between di Grassi and Piquet, it is a largely unchanged order from qualifying - Buemi leads d'Ambrosio, di Grassi, Vergne, Piquet Jr, Prost, Turvey, Senna, Bird, Duran
  • 27.06.15 - 16h14
    7/29 - Vergne puts in a marvellous move on di Grassi for third place, a surprise lunge into the chicane towards the end of the lap
  • 27.06.15 - 16h11
    It is Jean-Eric Vergne that has the fastest lap - and therefore two extra points - at the moment, and he is pressuring di Grassi for third
  • 27.06.15 - 16h10
    3/29 - Meanwhile, Buemi has gotten the hammer down at the front - he is more than two seconds ahead of d'Ambrosio
  • 27.06.15 - 16h09
    A bit of early controversy, just to stoke up that all-Brazilian rivalry... however, it is di Grassi that holds onto third, now ahead of Vergne and Piquet
  • 27.06.15 - 16h08
    2/29 - Piquet uses his fan boost to try and get the better di Grassi, but a bit of contact sees him lose momentum, with Vergne squeezing past... as we said earlier, no love lost between the two Brazilians!
  • 27.06.15 - 16h06
    Just to add to the challenges of this track, the wind is up and blowing some leaves off the trees that hang over the track...
  • 27.06.15 - 16h05
    The safety car is coming in at the end of this lap
  • 27.06.15 - 16h05
    GREEN FLAG - the race is underway!
  • 27.06.15 - 16h05
    Plenty of caution through the opening bends, no driver wanting to lose their front wing this early on - Buemi nails the restart to lead d'Ambrosio, di Grassi, Piquet and Vergne
  • 27.06.15 - 16h03
    The race is underway officially, but the cars are being led by the safety car initially as that re-profiled first corner is a bit too tight now to be tackled by a whole field at racing speed
  • 27.06.15 - 16h00
    SAFETY CAR START
  • 27.06.15 - 15h59
    The countdown to the first race is underway, can Sebastien Buemi convert pole into victory...?
  • 27.06.15 - 15h55
    Grid Pt.2: 11: Duval, 12: Heidfeld, 13: Abt, 14: Sarrazin, 15: Chandhok, 16: de Silvestro, 17: Yamamoto, 18: Fontana, 19: Leimer, 20: Trulli
  • 27.06.15 - 15h53
    With less than 10mins to go until the race gets underway, here is the grid: 1: Buemi, 2: d'Ambrosio, 3: di Grassi, 4: Piquet, 5: Vergne, 6: Prost, 7: Turvey, 8: Senna, 9: Bird, 10: Duran
  • 27.06.15 - 15h46
    Indeed, such is the trickiness of that first corner, which has had a barrier moved to cover off a bump, the race will start behind the safety car to help limit the potential carnage...
  • 27.06.15 - 15h43
    The challenges of this race cannot be underestimated - the track is bumpy in some crucial places, with turn one even being re-profiled before qualifying, while the slender layout means overtaking will be difficult.
  • 27.06.15 - 15h41
    Some exciting news for next season ahead of this race, Citroen has committed to the 2015/16 season by going into collaboration with Virgin Racing and pushing its prestige 'DS' brand
  • 27.06.15 - 15h32
    The Fan Boost results are in and the 3 drivers that will get that extra burst of power in the race are title contender Nelson Piquet, plus newcomers Oliver Turvey and Sakon Yamamoto
  • 27.06.15 - 15h30
    However, while Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost may be relative outsiders in the drivers' standings, the e.dams Renault team - co-owned by Nicolas' F1 title winning father Alain - is very much on course for the teams' title, 47 points clear of Audi Sport ABT. It can wrap it up in this race.
  • 27.06.15 - 15h27
    The fifth and final contender - Nicolas Prost - starts sixth, behind Jean-Eric Vergne, but like d'Ambrosio is a relative outsider at 46 points behind
  • 27.06.15 - 15h24
    The top 2 in the standings share row 3, Lucas di Grassi and his arch rival (on and off track) Nelson Piquet in fourth... Piquet leads by 17 points, so could well wrap it all up today, but with no love lost between the two Brazilians, sparks could well fly!
  • 27.06.15 - 15h23
    Jerome d'Ambrosio joins Buemi on the front row after a storming final lap nabbed the spot by 0.001secs... he is 49 points behind, so very much an outsider
  • 27.06.15 - 15h22
    Sebastien Buemi landed the 3 points for pole position, and by some margin too - almost half a second quicker. He is 20 points behind leader Piquet, but his potential track position around this tight circuit could be a huge boost for his precarious hopes
  • 27.06.15 - 15h20
    Qualifying took place earlier today and it has done the job of setting up a tantalising prospect of a race, with all five contenders on the front three rows
  • 27.06.15 - 15h14
    Coming into the race, 5 drivers are still in with a mathematical chance of the title - Nelson Piquet Jr (128), Lucas di Grassi (111), Sebastien Buemi (108), Nicolas Prost (82), Jerome d'Ambrosio (77) - with a total of 57 points still up for grabs
  • 27.06.15 - 15h08
    The first of two races this weekend will get underway at 16.00GMT
  • 27.06.15 - 15h07
    And what a place for a finale it is - we have waited a long time for motorsport to come to the city of London and the Battersea Park circuit, with its tight layout and bumpy surface, is destined to sort the men from the boys
  • 27.06.15 - 15h04
    Formula E has come so far since that historic first race in Bejing back in September, the twists and turns of this unique concept leading to this moment
  • 27.06.15 - 15h00
    Good afternoon and welcome to the LIVE coverage from the first of two London ePrix races around Battersea Park, the final round of the season that will decide the first champion of the FIA Formula E Championship
  • 27.06.15 - 13h03
    So with five of the drivers in mathematical contention for the title inside the top six, we are in for a thrilling race later today - join us then at 16.00GMT to see if Piquet can extend his lead or his rivals can peg him back...
  • 27.06.15 - 13h02
    Beyond the front two rows of title contenders, Jean-Eric Vergne starts 5th, with Prost 6th, Turvey 7th, Senna 8th, Bird 9th and Duran 10th
  • 27.06.15 - 13h01
    Buemi: We need to nail good weekends, but the team has done a great job!
  • 27.06.15 - 13h00
    Buemi: Overtaking is very hard. It looks lke we will have to save energy, so it will create more opportunities to overtake
  • 27.06.15 - 12h59
    di Grassi: It will be an incredibly tough race, I think we can win it
  • 27.06.15 - 12h59
    Buemi: Good way to start weekend, we just have to finish it well. The car was good and I am in good form. Both of my laps were good enough for pole
  • 27.06.15 - 12h57
    di Grassi: Mixed feelings [beating Piquet], but Buemi is a title contender too. Q4 was a quick group and my lap was not the best that I could do.
  • 27.06.15 - 12h56
    Buemi's pole position means his additional 3 points reduces his margin to the front to 20 points, keeping him very much in the hunt if something was to happen to Piquet and/or di Grassi
  • 27.06.15 - 12h55
    CHEQUERED FLAG
  • 27.06.15 - 12h55
    Sebastien Buemi takes pole position for the penultimate race of the 2014/15 Formula E Championship, the London ePrix, with a fantastic lap that put him almost half a second faster than the competition
  • 27.06.15 - 12h55
    A late flyer from Jerome d'Ambrosio lands him a spot on the front row, with the main title rivals Lucas di Grassi and Nelson Piquet Jr sharing the second row
  • 27.06.15 - 12h53
    But d'Ambrosio bumps him down again by going into second position!
  • 27.06.15 - 12h52
    Piquet pushes on with an aggressive lap and takes 3rd!
  • 27.06.15 - 12h51
    Just one more wave of fast laps to go, but that is a marvellous marker set down by Buemi, who looks very good for those three points, improving his title credentials...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h50
    A mega lap from Buemi, a massive four and a half tenths quicker than di Grassi to snatch provisional pole position, with Piquet 4th. Duran is 9th, d'Ambrosio 11th and de Silvestro 17th
  • 27.06.15 - 12h49
    Piquet's first lap sees him go fourth, but it is Buemi that rolls the dice as he takes pole position from di Grassi!
  • 27.06.15 - 12h48
    The drivers are winding up for their quick laps...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h45
    All eyes may be on Piquet, but fellow Q4 contenders Sebastien Buemi and Jerome d'Ambrosio are also in with a shout of the title, albeit needing a lot of favour to fall their way. Simona de Silvestro and Salvador Duran are also in action
  • 27.06.15 - 12h45
    GREEN FLAG - The final Q4 group head out on track...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h44
    So, after a nervous wait, the fans will get exactly what they want to see as Piquet attempts to unseat title rival from pole position to secure those crucial three extra points
  • 27.06.15 - 12h43
    So with Q3 not making too much of an impression on the top, di Grassi and Vergne hold onto the provisional front row, ahead of Prost, Turvey and Senna... just 5 drivers to go now, but they include two of the overall top three in the championship
  • 27.06.15 - 12h41
    Chandhok pushes on a bit too far and collects the wall on the exit of the final corner, leaving him 12th
  • 27.06.15 - 12h40
    CHEQUERED FLAG - Q3 is over... just waiting for Chandhok to come across the line
  • 27.06.15 - 12h39
    The next wave of fast laps are underway...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h39
    Heidfeld improves to 8th, bumping Abt down to 9th, Trulli and Yamamoto stay 11th and 12th. Chandhok is going for another fast lap
  • 27.06.15 - 12h36
    No driver makes much of an impression on the leading times after their first fast laps, but they will each have another crack at it
  • 27.06.15 - 12h35
    The first of the fast laps sees the five drivers slot in as follows - Abt 8th, Heidfeld 10th, Trulli 11th, Yamamoto 12th and Chandhok 15th
  • 27.06.15 - 12h33
    Vergne blames a last minute change of strategy to go for a fast lap as the reason why he didn't quite nab provisional pole position, saying he lost too much time at the beginning of the lap as a result
  • 27.06.15 - 12h31
    We have two former pole sitters in this group, with Abt and Trulli both having started a race from the front of the grid in 2014/15, but while Abt has been on the podium, Trulli has scored just once this year
  • 27.06.15 - 12h30
    GREEN FLAG - Q3 is underway
  • 27.06.15 - 12h28
    A despondent Sam Bird says the race will be 'follow the leader' due to the scant overtaking opportunities, a frustration magnified by him having technical difficulties at the end of his fastest lap, leaving him sixth with ten drivers to come...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h28
    Q3 is almost ready to go, with Karun Chandhok, Jaro Trulli, Daniel Abt, Nick Heidfeld and newcomer Sakon Yamamoto primed for action
  • 27.06.15 - 12h25
    CHEQUERED FLAG - Q2 comes to an end
  • 27.06.15 - 12h25
    So, with 10 drivers down and 10 to go, di Grassi remains on provisional pole, ahead of Vergne, Prost, Turvey and Senna...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h24
    Turvey goes fourth in his first-ever Formula E qualifying session, ahead of Senna in fifth, while Duval is seventh and Fontana ninth out of the ten that have set times so far
  • 27.06.15 - 12h22
    Vergne lost it at the rear under braking, but he is back up and running again and is still in the hunt for pole
  • 27.06.15 - 12h22
    Vergne is straight back on it and pushing on, setting a lap time good enough to go second, just eight hundredths behind di Grassi
  • 27.06.15 - 12h21
    Turvey, Duval, Senna and Fontana slot in fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth from their fast laps... di Grassi is safe for the moment
  • 27.06.15 - 12h20
    Some quick split times coming in these opening fast laps... di Grassi is under pressure
  • 27.06.15 - 12h20
    Vergne sets the quickest first split, but then runs off track!
  • 27.06.15 - 12h17
    We have two Formula E newcomers in this group, with former Le Mans winner Oliver Turvey in the NEXTEV TCR car, while GP3 racer Alex Fontana is in the Trulli car for the first time
  • 27.06.15 - 12h15
    Ex-F1 driver Vergne is the man to watch here - already a three-time pole winner this year and quickest after FP2 too. He is rapid when it comes down to a single lap
  • 27.06.15 - 12h15
    GREEN FLAG - Q2 is underway
  • 27.06.15 - 12h14
    In the meantime, Q2 is gearing up with the following drivers making their pitch for pole - Loic Duval, Jean-Eric Vergne, Oliver Turvey, Alex Fontana and Bruno Senna
  • 27.06.15 - 12h11
    So di Grassi does his bit to up the pressure a bit on Piquet, who has to wait for the final group to respond
  • 27.06.15 - 12h10
    Chequered flag for Q1 - di Grassi fastest for provisional pole with three more groups to come, ahead of Prost, Bird, Sarrazin and Leimer
  • 27.06.15 - 12h09
    Prost comes around for another quick lap and goes fastest, only for di Grassi to nip back ahead for provisional pole
  • 27.06.15 - 12h09
    Leimer has a straight-on at turn seven and nudges the barrier, bringing out the yellow flags to ruin Sarrazin's second fast lap
  • 27.06.15 - 12h07
    Big shame for Sarrazin, who was quickest in S1 and S2, but came across traffic in the final sector, enough to leave him fourth
  • 27.06.15 - 12h06
    As others back off, Sarrazin is still pushing on...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h05
    di Grassi is quickest of the five out there with a 1min 25.626secs following the first quick laps, ahead of Bird, Prost, Leimer and Sarrazin
  • 27.06.15 - 12h03
    The drivers are winding up for their fastest laps with a couple of warm-up laps to ensure there is enough heat in the Michelin tyres and the brakes
  • 27.06.15 - 12h03
    Certainly no restraint from the drivers as the kiss the kerbs and edge perilously close to the walls...
  • 27.06.15 - 12h00
    GREEN FLAG - Q1 is underway
  • 27.06.15 - 12h00
    Q1 contenders - Lucas di Grassi, Sam Bird, Nicolas Prost, Fabio Leimer and Stephane Sarrazin
  • 27.06.15 - 11h58
    Three points are up for grabs by qualifying on pole position... this could be a critical few minutes for title chaser di Grassi as he prepares to go out and set the benchmark
  • 27.06.15 - 11h57
    Piquet and Buemi head out in the last of the four qualifying groups, with di Grassi going in the first.
  • 27.06.15 - 11h55
    Five minutes to go until qualifying begins... the tight, tricky circuit means grid position could be crucial here.
  • 27.06.15 - 11h48
    A few driver changes to inform you of ahead of this race weekend - Simona de Silvestro, Alex Fontana, Oliver Turvey and Sakon Yamamoto are all making their debuts this weekend, while former GP2 champion Fabio Leimer is also a late addition, replacing unwell Virgin driver Jaime Alguersuari
  • 27.06.15 - 11h44
    Following the first two practice sessions of the day, Jean-Eric Vergne was quickest in FP2, ahead of that man Piquet and Nicolas Prost, who is also mathematically in with a shout of the title, albeit very much as an outsider at 46 points adrift
  • 27.06.15 - 11h44
    Meanwhile, the leafy 2.9km route of the Battersea circuit has received good feedback, but the first corner has had to be modified due to concerns of a potentially suspension damaging bump on the exit
  • 27.06.15 - 11h41
    First things first though, we have qualifying for the opening race of the weekend, which gets underway shortly at 12.00 GMT
  • 27.06.15 - 11h39
    A maximum of 60 points remain up for grabs for the title contenders, but it is NEXTEV TCR's Nelson Piquet Jr that is sitting pretty with a 17 point lead over countryman Lucas di Grassi and 23 points over Sebastien Buemi
  • 27.06.15 - 11h38
    The all-electric series has come a long way since that very first race in Beijing back in September 2014, but all roads have led to here for the season finale, which will take place over 2 races - one today and one tomorrow
  • 27.06.15 - 11h31
    Hello and welcome to Battersea for the much anticipated London ePrix, the final round of the inaugural FIA Formula E championship