Nissan Concludes Formula E Championship On a High Note
The 2018-19 FIA Formula E street racing championship marked the debut of Nissan’s involvement in the series, but while the Nissan e.dams team was off to a rough start, it made great strides forward in final few months and finished on a high at the season-concluding double-header in New York City.
Earlier this month, Nissan scored its first Formula E victory at the first of the two races in New York, with Sebastian Buemi dominating the opposition from pole position to the checkered flag even after a safety car cut down his lead. After finishing on the podium only once in the first eight events, Buemi’s victory marked Nissan’s fourth consecutive top-three finish.
Buemi then finished on the podium once more at the 13th and final race of the season, securing a second place in the overall driver’s championship and putting Nissan up to fourth in the manufacturer’s championship.
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Nissan thus concluded the year with six podiums — including five in a row at the end of the season — as well as six pole positions — more than any other team — and 16 Super Pole qualifying appearances, with Buemi involved in a record 11 of these.
“We look back on our debut season with great satisfaction, not only for our on-track results but also for what we’ve achieved in taking our Nissan Intelligent Mobility message to the world,” said Michael Carcamo, Nissan’s global motorsports director.
“From our manufacturing centers, our global offices and our dealer network around the world, internally at Nissan the series has provided us with a brilliant platform to further excite everyone about electric mobility and the huge role it will play in all of our lives in the years ahead.”
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