Nissan e.dams signs Sebastien Buemi and Alex Albon for Formula E debut
In the fifth Formula E season, that will start in December, Nissan e.dams will replace Renault e.dams as a part of Renault-Nissan Alliance global ‘green’ strategy. Nissan will become the first Japanese company to join the electric racing championship.
Sebastien Buemi spent the past four seasons in the Formula E driving for e.dams. He won twelve races, finishing as a runner-up in the inaugural season and in the third season while he captured the championship title in the second season (2015-2016). Buemi will stay with e.dams but he will switch to Nissan colors in a new Gen2 Formula E car at next month’s series open test in Valencia, Spain.
“Season five will be a whole new beginning for me in many ways. There’s so much that’s new – the cars, the race format, the venues. I look forward to continuing to work with e.dams and bringing the excitement of Nissan’s world-leading electric vehicle technology to motorsports fans all over the globe,” Buemi said.
The 22-year-old Alex Albon will make his Formula E debut with Nissan after impressive performances in the international junior single-seater categories. He finished second in the 2016 GP3 series and is currently third in points in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
“The level of competition in the series is intense, and I’m looking forward to testing myself against some of the best drivers in the world. Electric street racing will be a new challenge for me, but working with Sebastien as my teammate will be a huge help, as he has set the benchmark for performance in the series,” Albon said.