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Punta del Este preview: the drivers hit the beach

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Dubbed the ‘Monaco of South America’, the Punta del Este leg of the Formula E calendar will never fail to be a treat for all involved.

The 2.7km Uruguay course is famously close to the beach. In fact, during windier moments, sand has actually been known to blow onto to track!

But before the race starts in just a few hours, what’s been going on track-side since our last foray into the green motorsport almost six weeks ago? We found out…

Daniel Abt Uruguay ePrix

DANIEL ABT PLAYS POKER

Abt Motorsport’s playboy took to the casinos of the South American coastline to swat up on his game. Oh, and he learned how to properly prepare a steak, too, of course…

Oliver Rowland Formula E

MAHINDRA POSITIVE ABOUT HEIDFELD’S REPLACEMENT

As Heidfeld still recovers from his operation, young Brit Oliver Rowland will take to the course. Team-mate for the race Bruno Senna said he would offer advice to ensure Rowland hit the ground running: “My focus will be on helping him get to grips with the technology but I am confident that he will enjoy his Formula E debut.”

Sebastien Buemi

BUEMI LOOKS TO REPEAT LAST YEAR’S WIN

Things have been going well for Sebastien Buemi lately. Winning this exact course last year, and already off to a flying start this season, all eyes are on the young Swiss driver today.

You can watch the action yourself over on ITV4 from 6pm (GMT) this evening.

Remember to get your FanBoosts in before the race!

 

 

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