Having struggled a number of dissatisfaction so far in 2010, not least when his suspension hugely broke on Friday in China, Buemi remain out of problem for the entirety of the chaotic race at the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve – which included a lap in the lead, much to the delight of his team.
“I am super happy to have scored four points because we did not expect that much,” Sébastien admitted after his first race in Montreal. “The team did an excellent job, especially during the pit-stops, and also the strategy was spot on.
“I enjoyed some fights, including passing Schumacher which was difficult because, even though we were on the same tyres, with his being older than mine, he is a real fighter.
“Generally it was a tough afternoon because there was a lot of degradation, which is why we planned to make three pit-stops – something we are not used to. The other worry I had was a broken exhaust from quite early on.
“I also enjoyed leading the race for a lap, which was a nice feeling.”