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Chandok 12th, Buemi clinches London ePrix

London, June 27 (IANS) Karun Chandok, only Indian racing in Formula E, finished 12th at the London ePrix round one here on Saturday.

Driving for the Mahindra racing team Chandok clocked 48 minutes 30.379 seconds competing in the second-last Formula E race of the season.

His team-mate Brazilian Bruno Senna had to settle for the 16th spot as it took him 48 minutes 43.207 seconds to complete the 29 laps of the circuit.

It was 26-year-old Sebastian Buemi of Switzerland who clinched the race in a thriller against Jerome D’Ambrosio staying ahead only by 0.939 seconds.

Buemi driving the e.dams-Renault had the Belgian Ambrosio breathing down his neck for much of the race.

Ambrosio finished the race in 47 minutes 55.723 seconds in his Dragon Racing car.

Lucas di Grassi clocked the fastest lap of the rest and finished 4th. France’s Jean-Eric Vergne racing for Andretti finished third +1.667 second behind Ambrosio.

Buemi’s win helped him close the gap at the top of the drivers’ standings.

The result also meant that thee.dams-Renault team have secured the team championship in the penultimate race of the season.

Round two of the race is scheduled for Sunday.

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