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Defending Formula E champ wins season opener in HK

By Honey Tsang and Li Yinze in Hong Kong ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-10-10 07:32:47

Defending champion Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland steered his electric Renault e.Dams team to victory in what was both the first race of the 2016-17 FIA Formula E season and the inaugural FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix.

Buemi, who won last year's Formula E Drivers' Championship, roared along the waterfront streets of Hong Kong's Central District, and his win saw him collect a maximum25 points.

Runner-up Lucas di Grassi from the German team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport took 18 points, while Nick Heidfeld of the Indian team Mahindra Racing Formula E finished third, taking 15 points.

Defending Formula E champ wins season opener in HK

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