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Round 2

Putrajaya

Sat. 7 Nov. 2015

Race
Putrajaya

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Highlights

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Victory in Putrajaya for di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport)

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Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) misses the first step of the podium

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Robin Frijns (Amlin Andretti), very happy with his first podium.

ABOUT THE race

I felt like a rally driver! Duval had a problem in front of me and I overtook him but then I went just a bit too quickly into Turn 9, got a blast of understeer and when I saw the wall coming, I said to myself 'this is it - it's over'. It was a big hit and left me with bent steering, and I really had to take it easy through left-hand corners after that. I'm impressed by the strength of these Formula E cars! I just focused on bringing it home and it was a big surprise to cross the line in 3rd

Robin Frijns

ABOUT THE race

I'm absolutely chuffed! This one is for all the boys at Virgin. Before the race, we were really down in the dumps - we didn't think we were going to finish because we only had one battery, but they fixed it so quickly. It was a fantastic race to watch - just unreal - and a mega result

Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing)

ABOUT THE race

"The conditions were extremely difficult out there, and I was getting a lot of sand in my eyes. The main issue was battery temperature, but happily, we were able to manage that better than the others. The team did a fantastic job and we had a perfect strategy.

Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport), winner

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Lucas Di Grassi (ABT) wins the Putrajaya ePrix

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Abt (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport)

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Prost (Renault e.Dams)

backstage

di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport)

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Berton (Aguri)

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Duval (Dragon Racing) in action.

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Action with JEV (DS Virgin)

backstage

Formula EJ punctuate the race with his music.

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Senna (Mahindra)

backstage

If you get lost , look for the blue balloon in the sky!

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Villeneuve (Venturi)

ABOUT THE race

The key overtaking points are into Turns 1, 3 and 4. Everywhere else is very difficult to line something up so you need to really focus on getting it done in sector one. You need to get a good exit out of the last corner in order to tee-up those overtaking opportunities.

Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing

Track

pit lane

  • 1

    Lucas

    di Grassi

    N°11 25 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 2

    Sam

    Bird

    N°2 18 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 3

    Robin

    Frijns

    N°27 15 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 4

    Stéphane

    Sarrazin

    N°4 12 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • 4

    Loic

    Duval

    N°12  
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 5

    Jerome

    d'Ambrosio

    N°7 10 PTS
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 5

    Bruno

    Senna

    N°21 10 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 7

    Daniel

    Abt

    N°66 6 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 8

    Nelson

    Piquet

    N°1 4 PTS
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 8

    Antonio Felix

    Da Costa

    N°55 8 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 9

    Nick

    Heldfield

    N°23 2 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 10

    Nicolas

    Prost

    N°8 1 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 11

    Jacques

    Villeneuve

    N°12  
    +
    Venturi
  • 12

    Sébastien

    Buemi

    N°9 5 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 13

    Simona

    De Silvestro

    N°28  
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 15

    Nathanael

    Berthon

    N°77  
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • dnf

    Oliver

    Turvey

    N°88  
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • dnf

    Jean-Eric

    Vergne

    N°25  
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 1

    Sébastien

    Buemi

    N°9  
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 2

    Stéphane

    Sarrazin

    N°4  
    +
    Venturi
  • 3

    Loic

    Duval

    N°6  
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 4

    Antonio Felix

    Da Costa

    N°55  
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 5

    Nicolas

    Prost

    N°8  
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 6

    Lucas

    di Grassi

    N°11  
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 7

    Jerome

    d'Ambrosio

    N°7  
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 8

    Robin

    Frijns

    N°27  
    +
  • 9

    Bruno

    Senna

    N°21  
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 10

    Daniel

    Abt

    N°66  
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 11

    Nick

    Heldfield

    N°23  
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 12

    Jacques

    Villeneuve

    N°12  
    +
    Venturi
  • 13

    Jean-Eric

    Vergne

    N°25  
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 14

    Sam

    Bird

    N°2  
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 15

    Nathanael

    Berthon

    N°77  
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 16

    Nelson

    Piquet

    N°1  
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 17

    Oliver

    Turvey

    N°88  
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 18

    Simona

    De Silvestro

    N°28  
    +
  • 1

    Lucas

    di Grassi

    N°11 43 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 2

    Sébastien

    Buemi

    N°9 35 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 3

    Sam

    Bird

    N°2 24 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 4

    Nick

    Heldfield

    N°23 17 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 5

    Robin

    Frijns

    N°27 16 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 6

    Stéphane

    Sarrazin

    N°4 14 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • 7

    Loic

    Duval

    N°12  
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 8

    Bruno

    Senna

    N°21 10 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 9

    Jerome

    d'Ambrosio

    N°7 10 PTS
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 10

    Oliver

    Turvey

    N°88 8 PTS
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 10

    Antonio Felix

    Da Costa

    N°55 8 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 11

    Daniel

    Abt

    N°66 6 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 12

    Nelson

    Piquet

    N°1 4 PTS
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 12

    Nathanael

    Berthon

    N°77 4 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 12

    Nicolas

    Prost

    N°8 1 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 14

    Jacques

    Villeneuve

    N°12 0 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • 15

    Jean-Eric

    Vergne

    N°25 0 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 16

    Simona

    De Silvestro

    N°28 0 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
Live news
  • 07.11.15 - 15h39
    And that's a wrap from Malaysia - hope you all enjoyed it. Next stop, Punta del Este in Uruguay on December 19!
  • 07.11.15 - 15h34
    Lucas Di Grassi won today's Putrajaya ePrix in Malaysia after early leader Sebastien Buemi ran into trouble. The Brazilian kept his head in the chaotic closing stages as many of his rivals lost theirs and made contact with the wall. Sam Bird navigated his way through the carnage to clinch the runner-up spoils, with Robin Frijns nursing his damaged car to the chequered flag to secure his maiden Formula E podium at only his second attempt.
  • 07.11.15 - 15h21
    Di Grassi's victory vaults him into the championship lead, eight points ahead of Buemi with Bird leaping up to third.
  • 07.11.15 - 15h17
    Robin Frijns (3rd): "I felt like a rally driver! Duval had a problem in front of me and I overtook him but then I went just a bit too quickly into Turn 9, got a blast of understeer and when I saw the wall coming, I said to myself 'this is it - it's over'. It was a big hit and left me with bent steering, and I really had to take it easy through left-hand corners after that. I'm impressed by the strength of these Formula E cars! I just focused on bringing it home and it was a big surprise to cross the line in third."
  • 07.11.15 - 15h12
    Sam Bird (2nd): "I'm absolutely chuffed! This one is for all the boys at Virgin. Before the race, we were really down in the dumps - we didn't think we were going to finish because we only had one battery, but they fixed it so quickly. It was a fantastic race to watch - just unreal - and a mega result."
  • 07.11.15 - 15h08
    Lucas Di Grassi (1st): "The conditions were extremely difficult out there, and I was getting a lot of sand in my eyes. The main issue was battery temperature, but happily, we were able to manage that better than the others. The team did a fantastic job and we had a perfect strategy."
  • 07.11.15 - 15h05
    Sarrazin comes home fourth, ahead of Senna and the fading da Costa. Abt, Piquet, Heidfeld and Prost complete the points-scorers in Malaysia.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h59
    Somehow, Buemi managed to summon up fastest lap from a tumultuous race!
  • 07.11.15 - 14h58
    Chequered flag! Di Grassi wins from Bird and Frijns. What a finish!
  • 07.11.15 - 14h56
    Now D'Ambrosio is in the wall too - on the very last lap! This will promote Frijns back onto the podium if he can just hang on...
  • 07.11.15 - 14h55
    The drivers are going onto their last lap. Di Grassi has a comfortable lead over D'Ambrosio, Bird and the hobbled Frijns.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h54
    Buemi has now stopped out on-track. This is a frenetic end to the race!
  • 07.11.15 - 14h53
    Late drama for Duval, Frijns and Prost! All three have separately hit the wall - Duval is out of the race with damaged rear suspension and Frijns' car is crabbing around the track. Can he get to the finish?
  • 07.11.15 - 14h52
    Duval is turning up the wick. He sets a purple first sector - almost a full second faster than Di Grassi - as he homes in on his prey.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h49
    Erstwhile leader Prost is really struggling now. He has been passed by Dragon pairing Duval and Jerome D'Ambrosio as well as Frijns and Bird is down to sixth.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h47
    No sooner has da Costa stolen second position than the Portuguese driver is in trouble. He has stopped on-track. Although he gets going again, all is clearly not well with the Aguri car.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h46
    The luckless Heidfeld has been handed down a drive-through penalty for a pit-stop transgression.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h45
    da Costa is the next to find a way past Prost to move up to second at Turn 7.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h42
    The pressure tells as Di Grassi gets a great run on Prost and slips past into Turn 1 to take the lead!
  • 07.11.15 - 14h41
    DAMS' race, meanwhile, is going from bad to worse as Prost is being reeled in by pursuers Di Grassi, da Costa and Duval. Just two seconds cover the top four as they run nose-to-tail.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h40
    Heidfeld has got all out-of-shape and brushed the wall, but a spectacular save by the experienced German seems to have prevented any damage. Still, it has allowed Bird past into seventh.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h37
    Piquet pits, meaning Prost leads the race from Di Grassi, da Costa and Duval. Buemi, meanwhile, is down in ninth and having to coast down the straights...
  • 07.11.15 - 14h35
    A feisty Di Grassi wastes little time in snatching third place from da Costa by sweeping around the outside of the Aguri car.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h34
    Piquet now leads the race on-track, but the Brazilian has yet to make his pit visit.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h33
    Di Grassi leapfrogs Duval in the pits, and da Costa has vaulted them both!
  • 07.11.15 - 14h32
    There's a delay for Daniel Abt in the pit-stops as other drivers pour in...
  • 07.11.15 - 14h31
    Buemi's DAMS team-mate Prost immediately pits to change cars. He's the first driver in.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h30
    And just as we say that, Buemi dramatically slows - he's heading for the pits. Have mechanical gremlins struck the championship leader? Duval seizes the advantage...
  • 07.11.15 - 14h29
    As the pit-stops approach, Buemi's lead over Duval is just over two seconds, with Prost doing his best to close in third.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h28
    Although both well down the field, Heidfeld and Piquet currently have more energy left than any of their rivals.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h23
    Simona de Silvestro and the recovering Sarrazin have further compounded Piquet's woes by demoting him to 15th.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h21
    Prost finds a way past da Costa to move up to third, as Di Grassi similarly fancies his chances of overhauling his Aguri rival.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h20
    The FanBoost results are in, and the extra energy today goes to Turvey, Piquet and Heidfeld - although Turvey unfortunately will not be able to benefit from it of course.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h19
    Bruno Senna (Mahindra) seems to have had an issue at Turn 10. The Brazilian has tumbled to the back of the pack.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h17
    We're racing again in Malaysia!
  • 07.11.15 - 14h14
    Turvey's accident has brought out the first safety car of the race and nullified Buemi's advantage.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h13
    Oliver Turvey is in the wall at Turn 5 and out of the race. The Briton reports that the throttle was sticking on. With team-mate Piquet only 13th, NEXTEV's nightmare season continues...
  • 07.11.15 - 14h11
    Buemi is clearing off at the front of the field from Duval, as Nicolas Prost fancies a look at da Costa for third. Lucas Di Grassi and the impressive Robin Frijns complete the early top six.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h09
    Was it Vergne that tangled with Heidfeld? The Frenchman is out of the race and trudging back to the pits.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h08
    Meanwhile, further back in the pack, Beijing podium-finisher Nick Heidfeld is sent spinning by one of the Virgin cars through Turn 1. The German rejoins at the rear of the field.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h07
    Lights-out in Putrajaya! A textbook getaway for pole-sitter Buemi (DAMS), who leads from Loic Duval (Dragon) and Antonio Felix da Costa (Aguri).
  • 07.11.15 - 14h06
    The Frenchman's car has been pushed off the grid - disastrous for Venturi as this was their first Formula E front row start.
  • 07.11.15 - 14h04
    Drama for front-row starter Stephane Sarrazin as the race prepares to get underway - the Frenchman can't pull away from the grid and the start has been delayed.
  • 07.11.15 - 13h44
    Some big names well down the starting grid again: Nick Heidfeld 11th (Mahindra), Virgin duo Jean-Eric Vergne (13th) and Sam Bird (14th) and of course defending champion Nelson Piquet Jr (NEXTEV) in 16th. What can they do to fight their way through in the race?
  • 07.11.15 - 13h29
    The heat and humidity is likely to play a major role in the race - it's a stifling 33 degrees in Malaysia. Will that make the race a case of survival of the fittest?
  • 07.11.15 - 13h23
    Just under 40 minutes to go until lights-out in Putrajaya. Can Beijing winner Sebastien Buemi maintain his qualifying advantage and repeat his Chinese success?
  • 07.11.15 - 10h59
    Yes he can. The Swiss driver goes first thanks to a lap of 1m20.196s! That's two pole wins in a row for the Renault e.Dams driver!
  • 07.11.15 - 10h57
    Now it's the Beijing ePrix winner's turn to lap Putrajaya. Can Buemi go better than Sarrazin?
  • 07.11.15 - 10h55
    The Venturi driver clocks a 1m21.786s which sees him take the provisional lead, 0.247s clear of Duval
  • 07.11.15 - 10h54
    There are three Frenchmen in the last five and Sarrazin is the third of them.
  • 07.11.15 - 10h53
    Loïc Duval puts Dragon Racing at the top of the super pole timesheet with a lap of 1m20.886s
  • 07.11.15 - 10h52
    Nicolas Prost fails by a whole eight tenths to put Renault e.Dams on top with a 1m21.786s
  • 07.11.15 - 10h50
    Da Costa is first out for Team Aguri and he posts a time of 1m20.975s round the 2.56km track.
  • 07.11.15 - 10h43
    The five drivers in the qualifying shootout are Da Costa, Prost, Sarrazin, Duval and Buemi.
  • 07.11.15 - 10h42
    Welcome to Putrajaya where the qualifying shootout for the second ePrix of the 2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship is underway.