Pierre Gasly will replace Sebastien Buemi for New York’s double ePrix

Pierre Gasly will replace Sebastien Buemi for New York’s double ePrix

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Pierre Gasly will replace Sebastien Buemi for New York’s doubleheader this week. Gasly is the reigning GP2 Series champion and Red Bull Formula 1 reserve driver.

Buemi has a commitment with the FIA WEC Championship and Toyota LMP1. The 6 hours of Nürburgring takes place on the same weekend as the New York ePrix. Thus he is unavailable for the penultimate round of the FIA Formula E Championship.

Buemi leads the drivers’ championship with a 32 point advantage. Renault e.dams has a 58 points margin over their nearest rivals at the top of the teams’ standings. There are four races to go: doubleheaders in both New York and Montreal.

Pierre Gasly will replace Sebastien Buemi for New York’s doubleheader this week

“I deeply regret this clash between the WEC and FE”, co-owner of the team and 4-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost said. “However, we have to move forward. We are very pleased to welcome Pierre Gasly. Racing in New York is going to be a challenge as he makes his Formula E debut at the end of the championship. But looking at our preparation, we are confident and our goal remains the same. [It is] to score the maximum points to strengthen our lead in the championship.”

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