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309. Formula-E Nissan Driver Sebastian Buemi

Seth Everett July 21, 2021


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This week on Sports With Friends:

Meet Sébastien Buemi, longtime championship professional racing driver, who competes in the FIA Formula E Championship with Nissan e.dams. Buemi has raced FIA Formula E Championship with e.dams Renault (now Nissan e.dams) since 2014. He won the Formula E Championship in 2015-16.

He competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula One from 2009 to 2011. After leaving Formula One, Buemi became a reserve driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso’s sister team, Red Bull Racing from 2012 to 2013. He returned to Red Bull Racing in 2019 as a reserve driver. Buemi has competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota Gazoo Racing (formerly Toyota Racing) since 2012. He became the 2014 World Endurance Champion in the LMP1 class.[2] He won both the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans and, subsequently, the 2018-19 WEC Championship. He also won the 2019 and 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In this episode, Buemi discusses the difference between racing an electric car and a fuel-injected automobile. He also discussed the responsibility of Nissan and other companies in the Formula E circuit to use the technology they invent to win the championship and implement that tech into consumer vehicles.

As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the race track and road for better electric vehicles for customers.

Finally, Buemi discussed Formula E’s Fan Boost, and how interacting with fans both in person and via social media can help garner votes which in turn can give him an “energy boost” during a race.

Follow Sébastien Buemi on social media @Sebastien_buemi.

 

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Seth Everett

Seth Everett is a 24-year National Sports Broadcaster currently heard on iHeartMedia, NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One (Olympics coverage), & Entercom. He is a media veteran that has been seen & heard on ESPN, Sirius/XM, Bloomberg TV, FOX Sports covering 2 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, 2 NBA Finals, & 2 Stanley Cup Finals. Also covered local teams such as the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, & more.

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