Buemi: Renault must solve problems

Sebastien Buemi was very disappointed after being forced to retire during Saturday's Putrajaya ePrix.

While the Swiss was comfortably fasted in qualifying and was dominant in the early stages of the race, he lasted only until lap 15 before his vehicle slowed to a crawl and he made his way back to the pits.

Buemi was forced to switch to his second car two laps early, and did well enough upon his return to be on course for a few points, but his car stopped again close to the finish.

Clearly frustrated afterwards, Buemi called on Renault e.DAMS to find a solution to the day's problems.

“It’s down to the team now to look at the issues,” he told Motorsport.com.

“Obviously, I’m very disappointed with what happened because we were easily in the lead. I won’t say I would have won the race, but I would have been easily there.

“I’m very, very disappointed. It’s difficult to explain what happened, but basically the car stopped twice.

“It could have been a full weekend again, because I had the fastest lap and the pole. But that’s the way it is, I can’t do anything anymore. But clearly, losing 25 points is never easy.

“[Being quick] is for sure good, but if you don’t finish the race, you don’t score points."

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