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Round 3

Punta Del Este

Sat. 13 Dec. 2014

Race
Punta Del Este

Video

Highlights from Punta del Este

Race

Sébastien Buemi on the podium in Punta del Este

Race

Sebastien Buemi (edams Renault) wins the Punta ePrix

Video

Autograph session

our Expertise

It's a cauldron here in Punta del Este! I think the track temperature will exceed 50°C. It's a very interesting circuit, with some blind corners and some mean kerbs. The surface isn't as bumpy as Putrajaya, though, but the sand is turning out to be something of a problem. Our tyre is performing well, despite the heat which will see it compete in conditions we haven't yet come across in a race

Serge Grisin (Formula E Programme Manager, Michelin)

backstage

The carnaval is on the grid !

backstage

The autograph session : Karun Chandok (Mahindra), Bruno Senna (Mahindra), Antonio Felix da Costa (Amlin Aguri), Salvador Duran (Amlin Aguri), Antonio Garcia (China Racing), Jérôme d'Ambrosio (Dragon Racing), Stéphane Sarrazin (Venturi), Nick Heidfeld (Venturi), Michela Cerruti (Trulli GP) and Jarno Trulli (Trulli GP)

backstage

Here the queue for the drivers autograph session.

backstage

Using cutting-edge technology, Formula EJ mixes live to augment the action that's take place on track.

backstage

Before the grid, outside the street circuit. Punta del Este's carnival in February is one of the biggest in South America.

discover the city

The backdrop for today's FIA Formula E race. In one hour, the show will switch to the track.

backstage

Spectators on balconies overlooking the track were able to enjoy qualifying.

Race

Pole position for Jean-Eric Vergne (Andretti Autosport)

ABOUT THE race

The winner of this championship will be someone who finishes all the races in the points and who is obviously very consistent. Having points on the board is crucial but it’s too early to start talking about the title

Sam Bird (Virgin Racing)

Race

Oriol Servia during Free Practice 2

backstage

This is the backdrop for the photographers. To the right, the beach and the ocean…

Race

Free Practice 1. Antonio Garcia (China Racing) completed the highest number of laps.

ABOUT THE race

It’s faster and longer, with a hard corner and sand on the track. It will be a tough event but we have optimised everything for the race

Sam Bird (Virgin Racing)

discover the city

The electricity for some buildings in Punta del Esta is provided by wind turbines.

Track

pit lane

Lenght : 2.8 km
Turns : 20
  • 1

    Sébastien

    Buemi

    N°9 25 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 2

    Nelson

    Piquet

    N°99 18 PTS
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 3

    Lucas

    di Grassi

    N°11 15 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 4

    Jarno

    Trulli

    N°10 12 PTS
    +
    Trulli
  • 5

    Jaime

    Alguersuari

    N°3 10 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 6

    Bruno

    Senna

    N°21 8 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 7

    Nicolas

    Prost

    N°8 6 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 8

    Jerome

    d'Ambrosio

    N°7 4 PTS
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 9

    Oriol

    Servià

    N°6 2 PTS
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 10

    Nick

    Heidfeld

    N°23 1 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • 11

    Antonia

    Garcia

    N°88 0 PTS
    +
    NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
  • 12

    Michela

    Cerruti

    N°18 0 PTS
    +
    Trulli
  • 13

    Karun

    Chandhok

    N°5 0 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 14

    Jean-Eric

    Vergne

    N°27 3 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 15

    Daniel

    Abt

    N°66 0 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 16

    Salvadore

    Duran

    N°77 0 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 17

    Matthew

    Brabham

    N°28 0 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • DNF

    Sam

    Bird

    N°2 0 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • DNF

    Stéphane

    Sarrazin

    N°30 0 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • DNF

    Antonio Felix

    Da Costa

    N°55 0 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 1

    Jean-Eric

    Vergne

    N°27  
    +
  • 2

    Nelson

    Piquet

    N°99  
    +
  • 3

    Nicolas

    Prost

    N°8  
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 4

    Sébastien

    Buemi

    N°9  
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 5

    Jaime

    Alguersuari

    N°3  
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 6

    Lucas

    di Grassi

    N°11  
    +
  • 7

    Jarno

    Trulli

    N°10  
    +
    Trulli
  • 8

    Bruno

    Senna

    N°21  
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 9

    Nick

    Heidfeld

    N°23  
    +
    Venturi
  • 10

    Daniel

    Abt

    N°66  
    +
  • 11

    Karun

    Chandhok

    N°5  
    +
  • 12

    Oriol

    Servià

    N°6  
    +
  • 13

    Antonio Felix

    Da Costa

    N°55  
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 14

    Stéphane

    Sarrazin

    N°30  
    +
    Venturi
  • 15

    Antonio

    Garcia

    N°88  
    +
  • 16

    Salvadore

    Duran

    N°77  
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 17

    Michela

    Cerruti

    N°18  
    +
    Trulli
  • 18

    Sam

    Bird

    N°2  
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 19

    Jerome

    d'Ambrosio

    N°7  
    +
  • 20

    Matthew

    Brabham

    N°28  
    +
  • 1

    Nelson

    Piquet

    N°99 103 PTS
    +
  • 2

    Sébastien

    Buemi

    N°9 101 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 3

    Lucas

    di Grassi

    N°11 93 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 4

    Nicolas

    Prost

    N°8 78 PTS
    +
    E.Dams-Renault
  • 5

    Jerome

    d'Ambrosio

    N°7 77 PTS
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 6

    Sam

    Bird

    N°2 68 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 7

    Antonio Felix

    Da Costa

    N°55 45 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 8

    Jean-Eric

    Vergne

    N°27 40 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 9

    Jaime

    Alguersuari

    N°3 30 PTS
    +
    Virgin Racing
  • 10

    Bruno

    Senna

    N°21 28 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 12

    Daniel

    Abt

    N°66 22 PTS
    +
    Audi Sport ABT
  • 13

    Scott

    Speed

    N°28 18 PTS
    +
  • 14

    Franck

    Montagny

    N°27 18 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 15

    Karun

    Chandhok

    N°5 18 PTS
    +
    Mahindra Racing
  • 16

    Stéphane

    Sarrazin

    N°30 18 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • 17

    Charles

    Pic

    N°28 16 PTS
    +
  • 18

    Oriol

    Servià

    N°6 16 PTS
    +
    Dragon Racing
  • 19

    Nick

    Heidfeld

    N°23 10 PTS
    +
    Venturi
  • 20

    Jarno

    Trulli

    N°10 15 PTS
    +
    Trulli
  • 21

    Liuzzi

    Cerruti

    N°18 2 PTS
    +
  • 22

    Takuma

    Sato

    N°55 2 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 23

    Savadore

    Duran

    N°77 1 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
  • 24

    Ho-Pin

    Tung

    N°88 0 PTS
    +
  • 26

    Michela

    Cerruti

    N°18 0 PTS
    +
    Trulli
  • 27

    Marco

    Andretti

    N°28 0 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 28

    Matthew

    Brabham

    N°28 0 PTS
    +
    Andretti Formula E
  • 29

    Katherine

    Legge

    N°77 0 PTS
    +
    Amlin Aguri
Live news
  • 13.12.14 - 17h11
    The Brazilian is now 18 points clear at the top of the drivers' table, with Buemi moving up to second ahead of non-finisher Bird. e.DAMS have vaulted into the lead of the teams' standings.
  • 13.12.14 - 17h10
    Finally, di Grassi added: "It wasn't the perfect weekend, but we did our best and proved more than ever that we have the pace. Now we need to go away and put everything together for another win..."
  • 13.12.14 - 17h07
    Meanwhile, Piquet described his second place as a real 'morale-booster' for China Racing.
  • 13.12.14 - 17h06
    Buemi: "Jean-Eric was very quick and I knew he had the FanBoost too, so I had to push very hard but we had a great strategy and I owe a big thank you to the team. I'm delighted for them all."
  • 13.12.14 - 16h57
    Trulli, Alguersuari, Senna, Prost, D’Ambrosio, Servia and the delayed Heidfeld round out the top ten.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h55
    Piquet Jr joins him on the podium as runner-up, with di Grassi extending his championship lead in third.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h54
    Sébastien Buemi takes his first victory of the season for e.DAMS!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h52
    Piquet Jr up to second and di Grassi third. Buemi now has a healthy lead.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h52
    Trulli under pressure from Alguersuari for fourth.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h51
    Vergne slows on penultimate lap!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h50
    Buemi out-of-shape into Turns One and Two; Vergne is all over him!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h49
    Two laps to go and we're racing again!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h48
    Buemi, Vergne, Piquet Jr, di Grassi, Trulli and Alguersuari are your current top six.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h46
    Safety car out again - we're all-set for an absolutely grandstand finish!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h45
    Vergne has got the hammer down - he is now just eight tenths adrift of Buemi for the lead with four laps remaining.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h45
    Matthew Brabham (Andretti) has crashed out of sixth place.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h44
    Abt reclaims fastest lap once more from Audi Sport Abt team-mate di Grassi.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h43
    More drive-throughs - D’Ambrosio and Heidfeld (again) for not respecting the pit-stop limit.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h42
    New fastest lap for di Grassi; the Brazilian is now just over a second away from third-placed Piquet Jr.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h41
    Prost pits and rejoins just behind Senna in 10th place.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h40
    The recovering Heidfeld passes Antonio Garcia for 13th; next target, Oriol Servia...
  • 13.12.14 - 16h39
    Michela Cerruti (Trulli) is the latest to join the drive-through club...
  • 13.12.14 - 16h38
    New fastest lap for 16th-placed Abt; two extra points are currently in the German's pocket.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h37
    Buemi is inching away from pole-sitter Vergne. Is today the day the pre-season favourite finally breaks his Formula E duck?
  • 13.12.14 - 16h37
    Drive-through for Prost too, again for using too much power. The Frenchman will drop from fourth place.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h36
    'Quick Nick' rejoins the race in 14th place; Buemi the new leader from JEV.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h35
    Drive-through penalty for Heidfeld for using too much power. Pit-stop also under investigation.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h33
    Race is green again! New order post pit-stops is Heidfeld leading from Buemi, Vergne, Piquet, Prost, di Grassi and Jérôme D’Ambrosio - but is Heidfeld facing a penalty?
  • 13.12.14 - 16h32
    Senna also had a brush with the wall but survives to live another day. It's a bad day for the Mahindra boys, with Chandhok having also slipped down the order.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h31
    Safety car is out for a third time...
  • 13.12.14 - 16h30
    Drama as Sarrazin spins into the wall in a haze of smoke - the Frenchman is out of the race.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h29
    Buemi and Piquet are wheel-to-wheel in the tussle over second - the Swiss ace can't quite make the move stick.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h28
    The new leader is into the pits to change cars.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h25
    Vergne slices his way past into the lead!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h25
    Stéphane Sarrazin (Venturi) is also moving on up - he passes Trulli for seventh place.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h21
    New boy Vergne is all over the back of Piquet in the duel for the lead...
  • 13.12.14 - 16h19
    It's go again! The leaders are as one...
  • 13.12.14 - 16h18
    Second safety car to recover the stricken Amlin Aguri car of Antonio Felix da Costa.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h17
    New fastest lap for ninth-placed Karun Chandhok (Mahindra Racing)
  • 13.12.14 - 16h14
    A feisty Vergne is already looking like he wants to reclaim the lead from Piquet... Buemi is sticking with them.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h13
    Safety car in - we're racing again in Uruguay!
  • 13.12.14 - 16h12
    Replay shows that Bird's Virgin Racing car leapt over the Turn One kerbs and bounced into the wall.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h10
    Safety car has been deployed. Order is Piquet from Vergne, Buemi, Nicolas Prost, Heidfeld, Jaime Alguersuari, championship leader Lucas di Grassi and Jarno Trulli. Senna up to 16th.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h08
    Sam Bird is in the wall at the exit of Turn One and out of the race.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h08
    Daniel Abt is slowing...
  • 13.12.14 - 16h07
    Incident-free opening lap in Uruguay; Piquet leads by a second.
  • 13.12.14 - 16h04
    LIGHTS OUT! Nelson Piquet Jr gets a flier to pass pole-sitter Vergne and move into the lead. Sébastien Buemi similarly gains a spot to third.
  • 13.12.14 - 15h52
    The FanBoost votes for Uruguay are in - they go to Nick Heidfeld (Venturi) and Formula E new boys Jean-Eric Vergne (Andretti) and Salvador Duran (Amlin Aguri).
  • 13.12.14 - 15h47
    Grandstands are packed - the fans look set for a spectacular race!
  • 13.12.14 - 15h41
    The grid is forming in Punta del Este - the tension mounts...
  • 13.12.14 - 15h20
    Big kerbs, a bumpy track surface, sand, sunshine and constantly changing conditions - there are no shortage of challenges trying to catch drivers out here in Punta del Este!
  • 13.12.14 - 15h19
    Bad news for Bruno Senna. He has been excluded from qualifying and relegated to the back of the grid due to his Mahindra Racing team working on his car when they shouldn't have been.
  • 13.12.14 - 15h14
    Meanwhile, what can Putrajaya winner Sam Bird do to fight back from a disastrous qualifying session that left him just 18th on the grid?
  • 13.12.14 - 15h13
    Less than an hour now until lights-out in Uruguay - can JEV maintain his supremacy and become a Formula E winner first time out?
  • 13.12.14 - 13h09
    That's all from qualifying. The day continues with the Punta del Este ePrix which is due to start at 4pm local time... Please join us for coverage of the race!
  • 13.12.14 - 12h57
    There are no last-minute changes and the podium stays the same, with F1 racer Jean-Eric Vergne on pole position, ahead of Piquet and Prost. Vergne begins his Formula E career with three bonus championship points!
  • 13.12.14 - 12h56
    The last group has a minute left to move up the order...
  • 13.12.14 - 12h55
    Sarrazin uses his rally skills to save his car after a big high-speed 360° spin.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h51
    Neither Alguersuari nor Di Grassi improve on their second flying laps. Sarrazin doesn, but he remains in 14th place, while Servia has jumped to 12th.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h48
    Nicolas Prost (provisional third): "I can't win qualifying every time!"
  • 13.12.14 - 12h48
    There are some quick drivers in the last group and Alguersuari proves it by appearing in fifth place after his first flying lap
  • 13.12.14 - 12h44
    The final five drivers have left the pits to round off today's qualifying session: Alguersuari, Servia, Di Grassi, Cerruti and Sarrazin. The red flag incident during the third group has delayed the fourth session by three minutes
  • 13.12.14 - 12h42
    Of the 15 drivers who have gone out so far, three have failed to record qualifying times: Bird, D'Ambrosio and Brabham. With one group still to appear, the top three is 1) Vergne, 2) Piquet, 3) Prost.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h41
    Brazilians Piquet and Senna have one more chance to improve on fifth and sixth places. Piquet goes second with a 1m15.530s, but Senna's last lap comes to nothing. He stays sixth
  • 13.12.14 - 12h39
    D'Ambrosio has pitted without posting a qualifying time after clipping the same wall as J-E. Vergne earlier
  • 13.12.14 - 12h38
    Piquet's seccond flyer has taken him to fifth, five-thousandths clear of Senna
  • 13.12.14 - 12h36
    Bird's session is over but his comrades are back on the track.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h35
    The session will resume soon, with 6m40s remaining on the clock... They are off again...
  • 13.12.14 - 12h30
    The Group 3 drivers are on their first flying laps and Senna is immediately fastest with a 1m16.211s which puts him fifth in the provisional standings.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h29
    The third batch of drivers is on the track for their attempt to win qualifying...
  • 13.12.14 - 12h28
    Vergne: "I feel really good. I don't know if I can hold pole position until the end of the session. I was lucky to be able to continue after hitting the wall. I'm happy with my performance."
  • 13.12.14 - 12h27
    Buemi fails to improve on his third and final attempt but Prost goes marginally quicker than his team-mate to steal provisional second, 0.314s short of fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Prost fails to make it three qualifying wins in a row. He is still complaining of braking issues.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h22
    Can Buemi or Prost put e.dams-Renault in front?
  • 13.12.14 - 12h21
    Buemi has improved but he still hasn't beaten Vergne. Prost has climbed to third
  • 13.12.14 - 12h20
    Duran and Garcia complete their first flying laps in eighth and ninth positions, a long way off the pace of Vergne
  • 13.12.14 - 12h20
    Brabham pitted after swiping a wall with the rear-left of his car
  • 13.12.14 - 12h19
    Brabham has pitted early
  • 13.12.14 - 12h18
    Buemi's first flying lap promotes him to second behind Vergne with a 1m16.013s. Team-mate Prost is almost three-tenths slower in 5th overall
  • 13.12.14 - 12h15
    Garcia is late in joining the track... The other four drivers have completed their 'out' laps
  • 13.12.14 - 12h12
    The second group features the fastest driver in qualifying in Beijing and Putrajaya - Nicolas Prost. The session has started
  • 13.12.14 - 12h10
    The order at the end of the first group is 1) Vergne (1m15.408s), 2) Trulli (+0.736s), 3) Heidfeld (+0.817s), 4) Abt (+0.966s), 5) Chandhok (+1.008s).
  • 13.12.14 - 12h09
    Vergne is looking strong again. He is even faster through the first two sectors and he is rewarded with a lap of 1m15.408s.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h08
    Vergne's rear-right wheel clipped a concrete wall during his second flying lap
  • 13.12.14 - 12h07
    Trulli has jumped to provisional second with a 1m16.223s, now followed by Heidfeld and Chandhok, while Abt is currently last of the group.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h04
    Vergne is fast again on his second flying lap and improves with a 1m16.003s.
  • 13.12.14 - 12h02
    The first round of flying laps sees F1 racer and Formula E novice Jean-Eric Vergne go straight to the top with a 1m16.263s, chased by Abt (+0.167s), Heidfeld (+0.330), Trull (+0.540s) and Chandhok (+1.148s).
  • 13.12.14 - 12h00
    The benchmark time from this morning's free practice is 1m15.930s...
  • 13.12.14 - 11h57
    Start of qualifying for the first group...
  • 13.12.14 - 11h56
    Qualifying Group 4: Alguersuari, Servia, di Grassi, Cerruti and Sarrazin
  • 13.12.14 - 11h55
    Qualifying Group 2: Prost, Buemi, Brabham, Duran and Garcia
  • 13.12.14 - 11h55
    Qualifying Group 3: Bird, D'Ambrosio, Senna, Felix da Costa and Piquet
  • 13.12.14 - 11h54
    Qualifying Group 1: Chandhok, Trulli, Heidfeld, Vergne and Abt
  • 13.12.14 - 11h53
    Qualifying lasts 55 minutes (40 minutes track time). The 20 drivers are divided into four groups of five and each group has 10 minutes to set a qualifying time. Full power (200kW/270hp) is available throughout but drivers can only use one of their cars. The driver who posts the fastest time earns three bonus points.
  • 13.12.14 - 11h01
    After a diligent morning, next on the programme is qualifying practice which is scheduled to start at midday local time. See you then...
  • 13.12.14 - 10h58
    It's the end of the second free practice session. The top three is 1) Alguersuari (Virgin), 1m15.930s. 2) Di Grassi (Abt), +0.145s. 3) Sarrazin (Venturi), +0.618s. Etc.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h56
    The yellow flag has been withdrawn. It's green all round the 2.808km track again...
  • 13.12.14 - 10h55
    Garcia is in difficulty on the track, prompting yellow flags to be shown.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h52
    Alguersuari is on a fast lap. Can he take first place? Yes. he posts the first sub-1m16s laps with a time of 1m15.930s
  • 13.12.14 - 10h50
    Nicolas Prost is having a problem with his front wheels locking up under braking.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h49
    It's green again, with a little more than 9 minutes remaining
  • 13.12.14 - 10h48
    Race Control says the session will resume at 10:50am local time...
  • 13.12.14 - 10h47
    Red flags again
  • 13.12.14 - 10h47
    It's a fine summer day in Punta del Este
  • 13.12.14 - 10h46
    Di Grassi has gone to the top of the tiling screen with a 1m16.075s which is the fastest time of the day so far.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h40
    Halfway into the 30-minute session and the top three is: 1) Sarrazin (Venturi), 1m16.548s. 2) Alguersuari (Virgin), +0.126s. 3) D'Ambrosio (Dragon), +0.458s. Etc.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h39
    Di Grassi is the first driver to go back out...
  • 13.12.14 - 10h38
    We're green again in Uruguay. Around 20 minutes remaining...
  • 13.12.14 - 10h37
    The debris (red) on the track appears to come from a Dragon Racing car. Race Control says the session is expected to resume at 10:39am local time.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h36
    Red flags are being shown and there is debris on the track.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h33
    Di Grassi limps back to pits with what looks like impact damage.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h32
    Sam Bird posts the session's first significant flying lap - 1m17.233s
  • 13.12.14 - 10h31
    Michela Cerruti (Trulli) is on the track after sustaining a little front-end damage during the earlier free practice session.
  • 13.12.14 - 10h27
    Green light for the second session in Punta del Este. The time to beat for the moment is 1m16.696s (Prost, e.dams).
  • 13.12.14 - 10h25
    Action continues with a 30-minute free practice session. Drivers can use both their cars and run with full power (200kW/270hp).
  • 13.12.14 - 09h08
    Next on this morning's menu in Uruguay is the second free practice session (30 minutes) at 10:30am local time. Qualifying practice is due to start at midday local time.
  • 13.12.14 - 09h07
    Antonio Garcia completed the highest number of laps during the first free practice session (28 laps, 80km). That's just three laps short of the total race distance.
  • 13.12.14 - 09h03
    First free practice is over: 1) Nicolas Prost (e.dams), 1m16.696s. 2) Daniel Abt (Abt), +0.132s. 3) Jérôme d'Ambrosio (Dragon), +0.263s. Etc.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h57
    Servia is under investigation for speeding in the pit lane (limited at 50kph during practice)
  • 13.12.14 - 08h56
    Abt goes second on the screen with a 1m16.828s, which is just 0.132s short of Prost
  • 13.12.14 - 08h55
    Now Ambrosio (Dragon) has split the two e.dams drivers with a 1m16.959s
  • 13.12.14 - 08h52
    Team e.dams has gone first and second with Prost (1m16.696s) and Buemi (1m17.192s).
  • 13.12.14 - 08h51
    Bruno Senna was under investigation following the earlier incident but no action is to be taken.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h48
    With less than 10 minutes of the 45-minute session remaining, the top three is: Sarrazin (1m17.222s), Servia (+0.791s) and Heidfeld (+1.097s).
  • 13.12.14 - 08h45
    It's Sarrazin setting the pace now. The French Venturi driver has improved to 1m17.222s, more than a second faster than second-paced Heidfeld...
  • 13.12.14 - 08h42
    The fastest lap is now the property of Stéphane Sarrazin (Venturi): 1m18.168s. That's almost eight seconds quicker than Prost's original benchmark at the start of the session.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h38
    For the moment, the most active drivers has been Garcia - 15 laps completed.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h35
    Free practice has resumed
  • 13.12.14 - 08h32
    Red flags...
  • 13.12.14 - 08h30
    Two-thirds into the first free practice session, di Grassi sits at the top of the order with a time of 1m19.675s. He is chased by Piquet (+0.738s) and Ambrosio (+0.824s).
  • 13.12.14 - 08h21
    Expect times to continue to improve quickly as the Uruguayan track cleans up... Now Ambrosio is on top (1m20.499s)
  • 13.12.14 - 08h20
    Now Montagny's replacement at Andretti, namely Matthew Brabham, has gone to the top of the order with a 1m21.848s.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h18
    Prost's early benchmark doesn't remain at the top of the screen for long and Oriol Servia (Dragon) is already down to 1m22.867s. Di Grassi has joined his comrades on the track
  • 13.12.14 - 08h15
    We've got a green light at Punte del Este as the cars join the track for the first of this morning's two free practice sessions.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h15
    All the drivers are on the track except Lucas di Grassi. The first flying lap on the board is the work of Nicolas Prost who posts a 1m26.020s for e.dams.
  • 13.12.14 - 08h05
    The 2.808km track which runs along the seafront of Punta del Este's Brava Beach has a distinctive elongated form and runs in an anti-clockwise direction. The race distance later today will be 31 laps (87km).
  • 13.12.14 - 08h02
    This morning's action will begin with a 45-minute free practice session starting in a few moments' time (8:15am local time). After a 90-minute break it will be followed by a 30-minute free practice session starting at 10:30am local time. Drivers can use both there cars and run with full power (200kW/270hp).
  • 13.12.14 - 07h51
    Welcome to today's FIA Formula E action in Punte del Esta, Uruguay, which is hosting round three of the electric single-seater racing series.
  • 12.12.14 - 08h48
    Matthew Brabham will replace Franck Montagny
  • 11.12.14 - 20h33
    Welcome to the third round of FIA Formula E championship in Uruguay (Punta del Este)
  • 11.12.14 - 20h29
    The shakedown will start tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm local time.