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Buemi takes pole for Formula E title decider in London


E.Dams-Renaults Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi is pictured as he awaits the start of a non-qualifying practice during the 2015 FIA Formula E London ePrix Championship at Battersea Park in London, on June 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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LONDON, UK - Sebastien Buemi will start Sunday’s title-deciding London ePrix from pole position after dominating proceedings in qualifying at Battersea Park.

Buemi topped both legs of qualifying, producing a fastest lap of 1:22.093 in the Superpole shoot-out for pole position - the quickest of the weekend so far.

The result secured Buemi three points, drawing him level with title rival Lucas di Grassi ahead of the final showdown later this afternoon.

Di Grassi reached the top five, but was powerless to stop Buemi and Renault e.dams teammate Nicolas Prost locking out the front row of the grid, leaving him third for the start.

Should di Grassi and Buemi end the day tied on points - only possible if both retire or fail to score - then di Grassi would take the title by virtue of having more third-place finishes.

Oliver Turvey produced a stunning lap in both stages of qualifying to secure P4 on the grid for NEXTEV TCR, while Nick Heidfeld bounced back from his post-race penalty on Saturday to qualify fifth.

The London ePrix kicks off at 4pm local time (11am ET) on Sunday.

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