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2016 Buenos Aires ePrix

The 2016 Buenos Aires ePrix was a Formula E motor race held on 6 February 2016 at the Puerto Madero Street Circuit in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the fourth championship race of the 2015–16 Formula E season, the single-seater, electrically powered racing car series' second season. It was also the second Buenos Aires ePrix and the 15th Formula E race overall.[1] Sam Bird won the race for his first win of the season.[2]

2016 Buenos Aires ePrix
Race 4 of 10 of the 2015–16 Formula E season
Layout of the Puerto Madero Street Circuit
Layout of the Puerto Madero Street Circuit
Race details
Date 6 February 2016
Official name 2016 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix
Location Puerto Madero Street Circuit, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Course Street circuit
Course length 2.479 km (1.54 mi)
Distance 35 laps, 86.77 km (53.91 mi)
Pole position
Driver DS Virgin Racing
Time 1:09.420
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing
Time 1:10.285
Podium
First DS Virgin Racing
Second Renault e.Dams
Third ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Puerto Madero Street Circuit, previous to the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Mike Conway replaced Jacques Villeneuve who parted ways with the Venturi team.[3]

Salvador Durán re-joined Team Aguri for the rest of the season after they split with Nathanaël Berthon. The Mexican driver already competed in nine rounds of the first season for Team Aguri.[4]

FanBoost was awarded to Jean-Éric Vergne, Sam Bird and Lucas di Grassi.[2]

ClassificationsEdit

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 35 45:28.385 1 281
2 9   Sébastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 35 +0.716 18 18
3 11   Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 35 +7.525 7 15
4 4   Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi 35 +9.415 4 12
5 8   Nicolas Prost Renault e.dams 35 +11.316 2 10
6 6   Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 35 +15.660 12 8
7 23   Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 35 +16.444 13 6
8 27   Robin Frijns Amlin Andretti 35 +18.685 6 4
9 88   Oliver Turvey NEXTEV TCR 35 +22.007 11 2
10 21   Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 35 +22.456 16 1
11 25   Jean-Éric Vergne DS Virgin Racing 35 +24.482 15
12 1   Nelson Piquet, Jr. NEXTEV TCR 35 +24.641 9
13 66   Daniel Abt ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 35 +27.998 8
14 28   Simona de Silvestro Amlin Andretti 35 +36.171 14
15 12   Mike Conway Venturi 35 +39.581 5
16 7   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 34 +1 lap 10 22
Ret 55   António Félix da Costa Team Aguri 17 Software 3
Ret 77   Salvador Durán Team Aguri 14 Brakes 17
Source:[5]

Notes:

  • ^1 – Three points for pole position.
  • ^2 – Two points for fastest lap.

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Round 4 – 06 February 2016  – Buenos Aires, Argentina". Formula E. Formula E Holdings Limited. Archived from the original on 15 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bird holds off Buemi for BA win". Formula E. Formula E Holdings Limited. 6 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Conway to replace Villeneuve at Venturi". motorsport.com. 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Salvador Duran joins Team Aguri". fiaformulae.com. 28 January 2016.
  5. ^ "BUENOS AIRES ePRIX — Official FIA Formula E Championship". fiaformulae.com. FIA. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
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