Buenos Aires Formula E: Sebastien Buemi leads practice

Sebastien Buemi set the pace during the opening practice sessions for this weekend's Formula E round in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Formula E: Sebastien Buemi leads practice

The e.dams racer topped the times in the opening outing with a best lap of 1m09.475s around the 1.5-mile street circuit, and improved that to 1m08.933s later in the morning.

Nobody else managed to join the Swiss in the sub-1m09s bracket although Lucas di Grassi came closest on both occasions, finishing each session second-quickest and just over 0.3s down on Buemi's time.

Most of the drivers managed to navigate the quick layout without incident; the only real exception coming mid-way through the second session.

Daniel Abt had given himself a fight when he ran wide and brushed the outside wall, and the German was still making his way back to the pits when Stephane Sarrazin lost the rear of his Venturi car in the hard braking area at Turn 4 and snapped into the wall tail-first.

That accident prompted an immediate red flag, however the session was resumed with minimal delay.

Earlier in the morning, Nelson Piquet also prompted a brief stoppage when he outbraked himself and nosed into the wall. Initially the incident was covered under yellows, however that was switched to a red to allow for the barrier to be checked.

PRACTICE ONE:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastien Buemi e.dams 1m09.475s - 24
2 Lucas di Grassi Abt 1m09.831s 0.356s 20
3 Daniel Abt Abt 1m10.579s 1.104s 21
4 Karun Chandhok Mahindra 1m10.917s 1.442s 21
5 Nicolas Prost e.dams 1m11.605s 2.130s 24
6 Nelson Piquet Jr. China 1m11.952s 2.477s 24
7 Jaime Alguersuari Virgin 1m12.154s 2.679s 28
8 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon 1m12.306s 2.831s 23
9 Antonio Felix da Costa Aguri 1m12.360s 2.885s 21
10 Nick Heidfeld Venturi 1m12.464s 2.989s 17
11 Jean-Eric Vergne Andretti 1m12.598s 3.123s 19
12 Sam Bird Virgin 1m12.663s 3.188s 24
13 Bruno Senna Mahindra 1m12.751s 3.276s 22
14 Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 1m12.832s 3.357s 21
15 Jarno Trulli Trulli 1m12.839s 3.364s 22
16 Salvador Duran Aguri 1m13.115s 3.640s 18
17 Ho-Pin Tung China 1m13.677s 4.202s 22
18 Oriol Servia Dragon 1m13.881s 4.406s 10
19 Marco Andretti Andretti 1m14.071s 4.596s 24
20 Michela Cerruti Trulli 1m14.161s 4.686s 22

PRACTICE TWO:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastien Buemi e.dams 1m08.933s - 12
2 Lucas di Grassi Abt 1m09.260s 0.327s 12
3 Antonio Felix da Costa Aguri 1m09.325s 0.392s 14
4 Daniel Abt Abt 1m09.640s 0.707s 9
5 Jean-Eric Vergne Andretti 1m09.837s 0.904s 17
6 Karun Chandhok Mahindra 1m10.015s 1.082s 16
7 Jaime Alguersuari Virgin 1m10.040s 1.107s 15
8 Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 1m10.063s 1.130s 15
9 Sam Bird Virgin 1m10.084s 1.151s 11
10 Jarno Trulli Trulli 1m10.163s 1.230s 15
11 Nelson Piquet Jr. China 1m10.177s 1.244s 12
12 Nick Heidfeld Venturi 1m10.652s 1.719s 15
13 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon 1m10.832s 1.899s 11
14 Marco Andretti Andretti 1m11.015s 2.082s 20
15 Bruno Senna Mahindra 1m11.054s 2.121s 16
16 Salvador Duran Aguri 1m11.144s 2.211s 12
17 Oriol Servia Dragon 1m11.428s 2.495s 17
18 Nicolas Prost e.dams 1m12.259s 3.326s 18
19 Michela Cerruti Trulli 1m12.695s 3.762s 15
20 Ho-Pin Tung China 1m13.941s 5.008s 10

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