When you consider Buemi was pretty much last after the first lap of the opening Montreal ePrix, you’d think he’d be fairly happy with fourth.
Sure, he lost the championship lead to his bitter rival Lucas di Grassi with one round to go, but it was still a decent result in what was a race of damage limitation.
But, it was a hard battle to get to fourth for Buemi, and wasn’t happy with some of the other drivers on the grid (we imagine he was in an even worse mood later on, when he was disqualified for his car being underweight).
At the start, he was hit by Robin Frijns, which damaged his steering. Then, Daniel Abt and Buemi got too close in the pits and then bumped into each other as they exited.
After the race, Buemi decided to make his feelings clear and started ranting off to whoever he could find. First up was Antonio Felix da Costa, who he thought hit him on lap one.
It was actually Frijns. So, he then went up to Frijns and had the exact same argument, leading to the Andretti driver uttering the now iconic words “next time, I’ll break your rear wing”.
After that, Buemi was interviewed on TV, but cut it short to go argue with Abt, where he called him a “dirty man”. Abt didn’t seem too fussed, though…
Great race. P5 in the end. Loved fighting out there. Just no need to go crazy afterwards 🚙👃🏼🚗😂 #FormulaE
— Daniel Abt (@Daniel_Abt) July 29, 2017
Di Grassi’s victory and Buemi’s DSQ in Montreal means the gap between them is up to 18 points with just one race remaining. Jean-Eric Vergne and Stephane Sarrazin finished second and third.