Nissan e.dams Formula E driver Sébastien Buemi battled hard to secure eighth position and four points at the weekend’s Monaco E-Prix, despite starting in 22nd place.
Teammate Maximilian Günther also drove with grit and determination, rising to seventh from eleventh on the grid before having to slow down on the final lap and finishing 17th.
The Formula E cars raced on the famous full circuit, and the fans enjoyed endless action.
Both drivers showed good pace in the two free practice sessions taking a fifth place each, but were unable to progress past the group stage in qualifying.
Buemi put his extensive Formula E experience to good use and made up a remarkable 14 positions. Günther held on to a seventh place that was almost his until the very end but that he couldn’t secure on the final lap after running low on energy.
“A bittersweet Monaco E-Prix for us,” said Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team.
“We still have some improvements to make in our qualifying performance, and Max missed out on the duels by a very small margin. However, our race strategy was strong and our pace was good.
Away from the Formula E racing action, Nissan wowed the fans with another of its high-performance all-electric cars – the LEAF NISMO RC. Based on the Nissan LEAF road car, this carbon fibre-bodied, twin-motor, track-only prototype took a handful of guests on hot laps, showcasing its thrilling 3.4-second 0-100 km/h sprint performance.
Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience.
As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets.
The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.