Nelson Piquet Jr did not match his fathers' record of 3 world championships in F1, but has entered the record books as first Formula E world champion.

As the Formula E season went into its finale, a double header on the streets of Battersea Park in London, Piquet held a 23-point lead over Sebastien Buemi. And on Saturday it looked like he might loose it completely, as he was held to fourth place in qualifying while Buemi secured pole – and held first place to the finish line in the race with a perfect performance. On the other hand Piquet had a hard fight with De Grassi and Vergne, finishing the race in fifth place. His lead over Buemi was cut to only a handful of points.

Sundays' qualifying for the last race of the championship was marred by rain, and while Buemi managed to get a 6th place Piquet had to do with only 16th. As Buemi was holding around 3rd place, Piquet was making all the moves and climbing towards points positions. His big break came after car change, as Buemi sun and lost two places while Piquet climbed to eighth place, which was enough to win the championship. His eighth became seventh as Stephane Sarrazin, who barely crossed the finish line in front od local Sam Bird, was penalized 49 seconds. Virgin's Bird won his home race, and e.Dams-Renault team won the team championship.

June 28, 2015 Driving

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