eDams driver was fastest in the first free practice ePrix of Punta del Este, followed by Sam Bird and Lucas Di Grassi. Eventful first session, which has come to stop up to 3 times.
Buemi started from the beginning of the session in the lead in this new version of the circuit of Punta del Este, which has been modified in the first chicane, which is far slower, and has 3 vertices.
After the first 10 minute session, Vergne remained standing, starting problems for the Virgin team, who have been the main negative of this session. It was necessary to stop the session twice, first to remove the car, and the second because Vergne was “lost” within the circuit, and could find no way out.
Oliver Turvey stood at the entrance of pit lane, but this time it was not necessary to stop the session to remove the car.
A foul 12 minutes left, Lucas Di Grassi was placed at the head of the timesheets, a position that was not going to last long as Sam Bird, with a good lap, it’s going to take moments later.
But today would not be the day of any of the Virgin drivers because four minutes later, the British strongly hit the wall after breaking the front suspension with a piano.
With 4 minutes remaining, the session, more than enough time for resumed Sebastien Buemi could walk around with your Edams maximum power, smashing all previous records and stealing more than a second to second place.
After the French have finished this first free Bird, Di Grassi, Vergne, Frijns, Prost, Sarrazin, D’Ambrosio, Duval and Piquet Jr.
The second practice session will be today at 14:30 CET.