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FormulaE: Championship leader Buemi out to spark in Monaco

2017-05-12 12:44

Image: Renault

Monaco - Defending world champion Sebastien Buemi is the man to beat in the Formula E Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday.

Renault's Swiss driver won the 2016's inaugural FormulaE race on the streets of Monte Carlo, and leads this year's championship after wins in the first three grand prix.

Only 14th last time out in Mexico Buemi, who raced in F1 with Torro Rosso, holds a five point lead over Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, the winner in Mexico in an Audi.

Buemi's team mate, Nicolas Prost, son of four-time French F1 world champion Alain Prost, is third in the championship standings, 30 points behind Buemi. He will be trying to emulate his legendary father who triumphed four times at Monaco.

Formula E, which aims to raise the profile and technological abilities of electric vehicles, is in its third season. Monaco is the fifth leg of the 12-race season with Paris, Berlin, New York and Montreal hosting the remaining races.

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