If Sebastien Buemi fails to win this month's Berlin E-Prix, he will have gone an entire calendar year without a Formula E victory. The following round in Zurich would offer him the chance to mark his home event by ending his current slump on the anniversary of his last triumph.
Buemi has 12 FE wins, nine poles and 20 podiums. That Sebastien Buemi. Remarkably, his long-time adversary Lucas di Grassi also heads to Berlin in search of his first victory of the season, but the reigning champion can at least count on having arguably the quickest car on the grid at his disposal. The same cannot be said for Buemi.
This time 12 months ago, the 2015/16 champion and his Renault e.dams squad had taken five wins from the first six races. At that season's Berlin round, Buemi was outshone by Mahindra Racing's Felix Rosenqvist - only taking the second win in Germany due to a time penalty for the Swede - but he still held a 32-point standings lead over di Grassi. Then came New York and Montreal.