Nissan e.dams has announced that it will keep on Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland for season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The Japanese marque enjoyed a strong debut season following its acquirement of the championship-winning Renault squad and took a sole victory at the New York City E-Prix at the hands of Buemi while the duo scored six pole positions between them. While Rowland went on to take the accolade of best rookie, Buemi’s strong form in the second half of the season was enough for him to surge into second place in the standings.
With Nissan Global Motorsport Director Michael Carcamo believing the team has “the best line-up in the entire field”, it was today confirmed that both drivers will stay on into next season.
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Carcamo added: “Sebastien’s run to second place in season five and his attitude as a team player, made him an easy choice for our season six lineup. Oliver proved to be a very fast learner, and we quickly got used to seeing his name at the top of the time sheets. There’s no doubt we have an outstanding driver combination.”
Buemi was pleased with the progress made by Nissan e.dams in season five and looks to continue with that form.
“We had good pace in season five, and I hope to build on that momentum,” said the season two champion. “There are some new manufacturers joining in season six, but we have much more experience now as a team, and that’s going to make us more competitive.”
Following on from his rookie season, Rowland hopes to build upon the lessons learnt and be even more competitive in his sophomore year.
“I had a great first season, but now it’s time to prepare properly for my second year and come back even stronger,” said the 27-year-old. “I came into season five with very little experience, but I think I adapted quite well. I felt very comfortable with the team, and I had a lot of support from everyone.”