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Buemi makes Envision switch

Sebastien Buemi will make the move to Envision Racing for the 2022-23 Formula E season.

The Season 2 champion has been with the e.dams squad – now Nissan – since Formula E’s inaugural race in Beijing in 2014.

Now after more than 90 races with the team he will move to Envision as Formula E starts its Gen 3 era.

“It’s an interesting time to be part of Formula E and I can’t wait to start driving for Envision Racing next season,” Buemi said. “I have always had a huge amount of respect for the team, and I believe they’ve done a great job in maximising results over the years.

“The new Gen3 era is hugely important for the sport and presents a new challenge, with a faster, lighter and more powerful car. My objective is to fight at the front, so I’m looking forward to start testing and preparing myself ahead of the first race in Mexico City.”

Buemi has 13 race victories, taking his last win in New York in 2019, but hasn’t finished on the podium since the final round of the 2019-20 season. He finished 15th in the 2021-22 season with a best finish of fifth in New York.

Envision faired slightly better, with Robin Frijns finishing seventh in the championship standings and Nick Cassidy P11.

Buemi joins Cassidy at Envision, as Frijns joins the returning ABT team.

“As a team, we’re always aiming to be as competitive as possible,” said team managing director Sylvain Filippi. “In Sébastien we’re confident that we have one of the fastest, most experienced, and ambitious drivers on the grid, which gives us great confidence going into the new season.

“We believe that alongside Nick Cassidy, we have two drivers that can help us to compete at the front of the grid and challenge for both team and driver championship titles next season.”


Bethonie Waring

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