05/12/2019 | Press release | Archived content
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Nissan e.dams has scored its best Formula E result with the team finishing the Monaco E-Prix with two cars in the top five and Oliver Rowland standing on the podium.
Rowland took second place after finishing only 0.201 of a second behind the race winner, while Sebastien Buemi completed the impressive points haul for the team by crossing the line in fifth.
Nissan e.dams finished the day with 31 points - more than any other team on the grid in the third European race of the season.
Formula E is being used by Nissan to demonstrate the power and performance of its electric vehicle technology - a key part of the company's Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.
Nissan set the pace in the second practice session today and then both Buemi and Rowland made it through to the Super Pole session.
Series rookie Rowland made the most of the top six Super-Pole shoot-out by qualifying on pole. However due to a post-race penalty from the previous round in Paris and a penalty applied to Mitch Evans here in Monaco, Rowland started from third position. Team-mate Buemi started in fifth and both made strong starts into the first corner.
Rowland took second place eight minutes into the race and spent the rest of the battle glued to the tail of eventual winner Jean-Eric Vergne. Despite closing to within inches in the final moments of the race, the British racer drove a stellar race and finished second.
Buemi had a fierce early battle with Felipe Massa after attacking in the early laps. He later had to go into defensive mode to hold his position through to the checkered flag - resisting massive pressure from a number of rivals.
'This wasn't a track we expected our package would be strong, but to leave Monaco with a pole position, a podium, two cars in the top five and scoring the most points of any team is a brilliant result,' said Michael Carcamo, Nissan global motorsport director.
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