Sebastien Buemi could easily have let the disappointment of a poor performance in Mexico affect his whole championship, but instead he came back fighting in Monaco to take his first pole and fourth win of the season. However, it was a very close race, with Lucas di Grassi finishing just +0.320 behind him. The Swiss driver extended his lead to 15 points, but with each round offering 29 (25 for a win, three for pole and one for fastest lap) there are plenty of twists and turns left in the season.
Behind the battling Buemi and di Grassi is the other Renault e.dams driver, Nico Prost. He may not be netting the big results, but is scoring consistently unlike the two drivers following him in the championship, Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird, who have both notched up DNFs that have hampered the championship chances of these undoubtedly quick drivers.
Nick Heidfeld now lies sixth after an excellent podium finish in Monaco, thanks in no small part to his many years of racing on the circuit in Formula One.
Sebastien Buemi is the record-breaking star of Formula E. He has double the number of wins of any other driver, ten compared to his nearest rival di Grassi’s five. He also boasts most pole positions, fastest laps, most races led and even the largest number of fan boosts. In addition, he is currently on a 20-race streak of scoring points.
One hope for his rivals is that Buemi didn’t win in Paris in 2016. However, he was third, having endured a disappointing qualifying. Lucas di Grassi was the winner last year, with Vergne in second place, but Buemi is difficult to bet against this weekend as Formula E returns to France.
- Sports.net's Top Tip: Sebastien Buemi to win the Paris ePrix at evens