FormulaE: Buemi triumphs on streets of Paris

FormulaE: Buemi triumphs on streets of Paris
Sebastien Buemi in the French stage of the Formula E championship around the Invalides in Paris on May 20th. Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP
Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi consolidated his lead in the Formula E world championship with victory on the streets of Paris on Saturday as title rival Lucas di Grassi crashed out.
Buemi, of the Renault E.dams team, finished ahead of Argentina's Jose Maria Lopez (DS Virgin Racing) and Germany's Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra) in a race fought out around the picturesque Esplanade des Invalides.
Di Grassi, the winner in the French capital last year, crashed into the barriers four laps from home and retired.
  1. Sebastien Buemi (SUI/Renault E.dams)
  2. 2. Jose Maria Lopez (ARG/DS Virgin) at 0.707
  3. Nick Heidfeld (GER/Mahindra) 2.043
  4. Felix Rosenqvist (SWE/Mahindra) 2.621
  5. Nicolas Prost (FRA/Renault E.dams) 3.521
  6. Robin Frijns (NED/Andretti) 7.999
  7. Nelson Piquet junior (BRA/Nextex) 32.420
  8. Tom Dillmann (FRA/Venturi) 32.929
  9. Mitch Evans (AUS/Jaguar) 33.369
  10. Stephane Sarrazin (FRA/Venturi) 34.051
World championship standings (after six rounds):
  1. Sebastien Buemi (SUI) 132pts
  2. Lucas di Grassi (BRA) 89
  3. Nicolas Prost (FRA) 58
  4. Nick Heidfeld (GER) 47
  5. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) 40