The Nissan e.dams team scored their first podium of the new season at the Mexico City E-Prix.
Sebastien Buemi battled hard and held his nerve to take a brilliant third place in an intensely fought race.
Round four of the championship, held at the redesigned and faster Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, saw numerous contacts at the head of the field throughout the race, but Buemi, in car #23, used his Attack Mode wisely and avoided the incidents around him.
Backing up the team’s first podium of the 2019/2020 campaign, Oliver Rowland, in car #22, scored a valuable six championship points crossing the finish line in seventh position, from 12th on the grid.
Enveloping the racing action around the circuit was a sea of colour, sound and excitement as the Mexican motorsports fans turned out in their thousands to fill the grandstands, and the E-Village.
Nissan is using the all-electric street-racing championship to demonstrate the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the brand’s vision for changing how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
“To have our drivers finish well within the top 10 here in Mexico City is a great feeling for the whole team, and richly deserved after the solid pace and unending commitment they have shown here,” said Nissan global motorsports director, Michael Carcamo.
The team now travels to Marrakesh at the end of the month for round five, and a driver test session following race day.
What Oliver Rowland had to say:
“Not a bad race, it’s just hard when you start in the middle to get a rhythm and around people cleanly. We scored valuable points for the team and Seb’s podium is great. I’m out of qualifying group one and into Q2 next time, which gives me more chance to qualify towards the front – so I’m reasonably happy. Of the first four races, the potential’s there to run well, we still haven’t gotten there but I’m confident it’s going to come good.”